The Swaminarayan School in London was founded in 1991 to provide the best elements of state education with the support of Hindu ideals and ethics. The school adheres to the UK National Curriculum, and students are taught French and Gujarati as secondary language options. Students are encouraged to take part in a range of extracurricular activities ranging from ballet and karate to cub scouts and the Duke of Edinburgh Scheme, and outdoors activities such as skiing and camping as well as day trips to museums and other places educational significance are features of the school’s amenities. The school also participates in a number of Hindu festivals, providing the children an opportunity to experience Indian culture firsthand. The school is highly ranked at a national level, with students receiving some of the top GCSC scores in the country, and has been a draw for visits by national leaders and dignitaries, including the Prince of Wales.