London, Dec. 1 (ANI): The British Government has vowed to closely monitor construction plans for a 5,000-place Muslim girls' boarding school.
This would be the biggest boarding school in the UK, dwarfing the 1,311-place Eton College for boys and the 640-place Cheltenham Ladies' College, The Daily Express reports.
The government's plans were revealed by Diana Johnson, the Under Secretary for Schools.
She was responding to a question from Gordon Prentice, Labour MP for Pendle in Lancashire, who warned that building a school in his constituency could "undermine community cohesion".
Charity Islamic Help has launched a funding drive to raise one million pounds to buy a building that would also include centres for teacher training and counselling.
It pointed out that there was a huge demand, as 45 per cent of the UK's Muslim women have no academic qualifications. (ANI)