462. Obligations concerning the provision of religious education.

States enjoy a wide margin of appreciation1 as regards the place of religion in the public or state provision of education2. Article 9 recognises the right to religious education3 although the Convention rights for state provision for religious education do not include a right to the provision of special facilities, or setting up special schools4. Where the state does provide funding for religious education it has been held to be discriminatory to provide such measures only for particular religious groups5.

When making schools' admission decisions the state must have regard to Convention rights, including the right for parents to have