First Hindu State School in Britain to Open Next Year in Edgware



The first Hindu State Primary School in Britain planned by the I-Foundation, a Hindu group, is all set to open in Edgware next September. At present there are no Hindu faith schools in Britain, while most other faiths have one. Hindu parents were concerned about their children losing touch with their culture and religion.

On Monday night, the London Borough of Harrow voted in favour of granting planning consent for the 236-place primary school, on Camrose Avenue, Edgware.

The local authority's approval for the plans follows the government's pledging of support for more religious schools where there is parental demand.

About a third of schools in England are faith schools - including Jewish, Sikh, Muslim and Christian denominations. (BBC Reports)

Apart from educating the children in academics, the Hindu faith school plans to provide firm grounding in their spiritual and cultural values.

According to I-Foundation

The voluntary aided Hindu primary school will be dedicated to developing each child's full potential spiritually, morally and academically.

Its vision is to deliver a high standard of education within a spiritual atmosphere, preparing students to become individuals of good character, discipline and competence.