Did you know?

10th January 2003 at 00:00
* Church schools were Britain's first education system, stretching back to the 15th century

* State-backed religious schools have been part of the educational fabric since the 1902 Education Act

* About one in three state schools - most of them primaries - have a religious character

* Voluntary-aided schools are the responsibility of LEAs, but a church or faith group controls the board of governors. The state provides 90 per cent of building costs and pays 90 per cent of major repair bills

* Yusuf Islam, formerly pop star Cat Stevens, led a long campaign by Muslims for their own schools. They now have two primaries and a girls'

high school funded by the state

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