THE Anti-Academies Alliance's objections may be valid in respect of privatisation but not in respect of Christianity.

The objectors choose to ignore the fact that this is still a Christian country, one that welcomes other religions practising their beliefs but a country where the monarch is also head of the Church of England.

Some other countries who have different national faiths, such as Iran, do not always tolerate different religions, but we do much more than tolerate them, we actively assist them, as Christians should. Mrs Margaret Jackman is absolutely correct in her views.

Can we assume that Glyn Oliver (Letters, July 27) has arranged for a basic non-religious funeral, that none of his family have been Christened or married in church? The first schools in this country were all set up by Christians.

JIM BROWN, Sholing, Southampton.