hubgearfreak wrote:so you're suggesting that faith schools should only exist where they're within a few hundred yards of a non faith school? and where there's not the numbers to warrant two schools, that there should only be non faith schools?
if so, we're agreed
Where numbers and geogrpahy allow, one ought to have the choice of a faith or non-faith school . There will be more non-faith schools than faith ones, so statistically non-faith schools ought to be closer to you. As to how close, will depend on exactly where you live. However, as faith schools will be a minority, so those of us who wish a faith education expect to travel.
With the exception of rural CofE primaries, most faith schools are in urban or suburban areas where a real choice exists.