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Racial discrimination: Church school was entitled to seek practising Christian head

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In advertising for a headteacher who was a communicant in the Christian church, the governors of a Church of England voluntary aided school did not indirectly racially discriminate against an applicant of Asian origin, holds the EAT in Board of Governors of St Matthias Church of England School v Crizzle. The school's worship and ethos was properly within the control of the governors, and their objective - to foster the Christian tradition of the school was legitimate and reasonable. On balance, the religious requirement in the context of recruitment was justifiable.