I thought it was only in the States where schools taught creationism in preference to evolution.
With the advent of Steiner Free schools, however, it seems that is going to be more and more common in this country.
The curriculum book used for science does not contain what most people would assume was being taught; This is from the British Humanist Association website in an article about Steiner education;
The Hereford Academy opened in 2008 and does not offer any science GCSEs, but instead pupils study a BTEC in Ecology Studies. The BHA was told that ‘The school implements its Curriculum through the schemes of work as detailed in The Educational Tasks and Content of the Steiner Waldorf Curriculum edited by Martyn Rawson and Tobias Richter.’ In one Life Science lesson, the book says that ‘Creation stories give an 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.’
If this kind of teaching is to be seen as acceptable, in an age when we are understanding more and more, and with great benefits as a result, it would be a huge step backwards.
Students need to have as full an understanding of the world around them as science can provide, and to have their interest in scientific progress encouraged, not hampered by the pseudo-scientific imaginings of a mystic from 100 years ago.