Good job some people are pointing out the facts. Religionists are too slow to do so.
In the UK, quote, "Free schools, which are state-funded and run by local people or organisations, do not need to follow the national curriculum", unquote.
Last week, the BHA revealed that the school had on its website a ‘Creation Policy’. This policy states support for both creationism and evolution as valid science, and that both should be taught as such. On the one hand, the policy states that:
‘We do not share the rigid creationist’s insistence on a literalistic interpretation of the first chapters of Genesis… We are therefore very happy to believe that God could have created the world in six days. But we do not feel that it is helpful to affirm it as an unarguable fact. We do not believe that the very plain evidence supporting a lengthy process of evolution needs to be challenged by Christians.’
However, the policy also states that..
‘We believe that God, as sovereign Lord of the universe, is capable of creating the world in a few 24-hour days… We will teach evolution as an established scientific principle, as far as it goes... We will teach creation as a scientific theory… We will affirm that to believe in God’s creation of the world is an entirely respectable position scientifically and rationally.’
Hopefully the USA will one day lead the way in emphasising the value of science, reason and evidence but it seems impeded in this by some religious fundamentalism. Strange religious dogma such as ID/Creationism,'scientology' & 'Christian science' seems to emanate from there. Religious beliefs should be subject to the same critical thinking as anything else.