School of the dead

11th January 2008 at 00:00
When Samworth Enterprise Academy opened in Leicester, incorporating a fully functioning church, parents did not realise that it would also serve as a funeral venue. The headteacher of the Church of England-sponsored academy defended the decision to hold what is reported to be the first funeral in a school building. The father of one pupil said it was "disgusting" that a coffin had been carried through the school while pupils were in classes.

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