http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/11578432/Creationism-still-taught-in-faith-schools-despite-Government-funding-threat.htmlYet a series of Freedom of Information (FOI) requests show that 54 private schools are still being funded by local authorities, while continuing to teach that the Earth began with Adam and Eve.
Only 14 of the 91 schools teaching creationism have had their funding withdrawn, an investigation by the British Humanist Association revealed.
The campaign group also found that some faith schools' science departments were teaching pupils to identify what happened on each of the days of the creation.
The curriculum of one group of religious schools reads: "Creation stories give a holistic image of the origins of the earth, plants, animals and human beings."
In another, it says that 'The Darwinian mechanism delivers clarifying power within a certain range of phenomena, but it is rooted in reductionist thinking and Victorian ethics and young people need to emerge from school with a clear sense of its limits.'
The article mentions both Christian Schools Trust and Accelerated Christian Education schools as being among the culprits but gives no indication of how they have obtained state funding in the first place. i shall have to look for the original report on the BHA site.
Interestingly, the creationists get much less of a kicking in the Telegraph comments than i have seen after similar items on the Mail site. One commenter getting away with dismissing evolution is a polycommenter common on the Telegraph and Guardian sites, one "Slobberdan" who seems handy with the cut and paste. He refers to the work of "Harry" - actually Barry - Hall of Rochester university who seems to have his work appropriated by the usual creationist suspects. Acutally Hall seems to be a perfectly respectable evolutionary biologist, judging by a press release from his university: http://www.rochester.edu/news/show.php?id=1555
Harry for Barry might be a typo, but Slobberdan's confusion of haemophilia with sickle-cell anaemia in conferring resistance to malaria is less excusable. Even so, it might be worth looking at Hall's work to make sure that the creationists are indeed misrepresenting it.
EDIT TO ADD
The BHA link is here https://humanism.org.uk/2015/05/02/bha-reveals-creationist-private-schools-continue-to-receive-state-funds-through-nurseries-despite-government-ban/
It's the rather old story that the schools are getting funds through what is, in effect, aoucher scheme for nursery funding. The BHA says that this was officially stopped for creationist schools last year.