Socialdemokratiet (S), the political party considered most likely to form Denmark's next government, regards the country's friskoler as a serious opponent of integration and would like to see their funding cut, reports Berlingske.

At present, there are around 550 of the private schools catering to 110,000 pupils nationwide – some 17 percent of the school-going population.

At present the schools receive subsidies to cover 73 percent of their costs, and parents pay on average 13,000 kroner a year in fees.

Half the students have foreign backgrounds, and they are often referred to as 'Muslim schools' in the media.

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