Britain's first state-supported Hindu schools are set to open in London.
The voluntary-aided primaries in Harrow and Brent are expected to be rubber-stamped by ministers, who have to give approval, and could be taking their first pupils by 2007.
The I-foundation, a notforprofit organisation made up of local religious community leaders, is linked to the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (Iskcon).
Iskcon's website says the school would 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."
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