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Two thirds of schools not providing acts of worship

Almost two thirds of schools in England are ignoring their legal duty to provide a daily act of worship according to a BBC survey.

Reverend Janina Ainsworth is the Church of England's Chief Education Officer and Jonathan Bartly is from the Accord Coalition, an umbrella group of organisations who believe assemblies should not contain an act of worship.

They discussed the importance of worship in school on Radio 5 live Breakfast.

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  • 06 Sep 2011