City Could Get First Hindu School

May 2, 2007

Source: BBC News

The I-Foundation trust, which is leading the campaign, is starting a month-long consultation on Friday.

The proposal already has widespread support from Hindu leaders, as well as members of Leicester's Church of England and Muslim communities.

But a spokesman for the National Union of Teachers (NUT) said the faith school might create "divided" communities in the city.

Secretary of Leicester branch of the NUT Jane Rudon said: "Society is very easily divided and we consider that if schools are divided, there's more likelihood that the children will be divided.