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Faith Schools: Islam

Volume 461: debated on Monday 11 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many Muslim faith schools there are; what estimate he has made of the likely number in 2010; and if he will make a statement. (141071)

There are 123 Muslim faith schools open as at 5 June 2007. These comprise: 116 independent schools and seven voluntary aided schools, with a further three voluntary aided schools planned to open on 1 September 2007.

The provision of state school places is determined by each local authority, with the provision of independent school places being a matter for each business provider. As such, it is not possible to give an estimate of the number of Muslim schools in 2010.