Muslim families sending children to Catholic schools
More than 26,000 Muslim pupils are enrolled in Catholic schools in England and Wales.
For the first time an annual census of Catholic schools has collected information on the number of pupils from other religions.
The biggest group of non-Catholic pupils are from other Christian denominations - but almost a tenth are from Muslim families.
The government has plans to encourage more Catholic free schools to open.
This analysis shows that, overall, nearly a third of the more than 850,000 pupils within the Catholic school system are not Catholic - a total of almost 290,000.
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