Launch of First Hindu State School

June 9, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Press Association

Britain's first Hindu state school is being launched with a religious ceremony to mark the start of building work on the controversial project.

The Krishna-Avanti Primary School will open its doors to the first reception class in September, but children will spend a year in temporary classrooms while new buildings are constructed.

The school, in Edgware, north-west London, will be the first state-funded primary for Hindus in the country.