Clegg might send his children to a faith school
By politics.co.uk staff
Nick Clegg is considering sending his children to a faith school, according to media reports.
The headmaster of the London Oratory school, David McFadden, told the Mail on Sunday he had shown Mr Clegg and his wife Miriam around the establishment last week.
The decision would be a politically problematic one for Mr Clegg, who is an atheist and whose party is against faith schools.
The party is committed to ensuring “all faith schools develop an inclusive admissions policy and end unfair discrimin¬ation on grounds of faith when recruiting staff”.
Mr Clegg has previously made it clear that he would raise his children as Roman Catholics – his wife’s religion.
“I’m married to a Catholic and am committed to bringing my children up as Catholics,” he told radio 5 Live in 2007.
“However, I myself am not an active believer, but the last thing I would do when talking or thinking about religion is approach it with a closed heart or a closed mind.”