Here's fresh reassurance that only scientifically-accredited explanations for the ORIGINS OF LIFE AND THE COSMOS can be taught in British schools.
I am afraid that so long as the C of E maintains its unelected status in the House of Lords and the monarchy is the head of the C of E it will be very difficult for British school children to totally avoid the "spiritual and moral advantages provided by 'religious education' classes." I would be very surprised if either one goes away quietly or without a fight.
I think it is ok to teach science in science class, and any or all religious stuff in the same classes you would teach any other mythology in. After all, that is what they all are, right? No one suggests teaching chemistry in a language arts class, and likewise, no one should teach creationism in science class. Good for the Department of Education in not allowing something that sounds rediculous.