First State-Supported Hindu Primary School Planned for Northwest London

June 24, 2005

Source: The Guardian,13882,1513965,00.html?gusrc=rss

On June 24, 2005 The Guardian reported, "The country's first state-funded Hindu primary school could open in north-west London as soon as 2008, it emerged today, after it received the support of its local authority. Earlier this month the London borough of Harrow backed a submission by the I-Foundation, a not-for-profit Hindu organisation, to seek government funding for the voluntary-aided school.

If the submission is successful, then the Department for Education and Skills will help meet the capital costs of the project, with the rest of the money coming from the local authority and the foundation. A decision is expected by September.

A Harrow council spokeswoman told today that the new school would be likely to open in September 2008, following an extensive consultation with residents."