About Us

No More Faith Schools is a national campaign dedicated to bringing about an end to state funded faith schools.

The campaign was launched by the National Secular Society to give a clear voice to the majority of people who are opposed to state funded faith schools; people and organisations of all different political and religious/non-religious beliefs.

Parents who want to be able to send their child to their local school without preaching or discrimination. Teachers who want to apply for jobs they're qualified for regardless of their faith/belief. People of all different walks of life who oppose the discrimination and division wrought by faith schools. This campaign helps these people make their voices heard.

This campaign is a platform for everyone who wants to see an inclusive education system, free from religious control.

Faith schools have a negative impact on social cohesion, foster segregation of children on social, ethnic and religious lines, and undermine choice and equality. They also enable religious groups to use public money to evangelise children.

If you think children from all faith and belief backgrounds should be educated together and allowed to develop their own beliefs independently, join us in saying No More Faith Schools.

Together we can build an inclusive education system today, to ensure an inclusive society tomorrow.

We work by:

  1. Educating the public, policy makers and politicians on issues related to faith schools
  2. Promoting national and local activism to oppose faith schools
  3. Highlighting the stories of real people affected by faith schools and a lack of inclusive schools

The campaign was launched and coordinated by the National Secular Society, which campaigns for the separation of religion and state and equal respect for everyone's human rights, so no one is either advantaged or disadvantaged because of their beliefs.

I've joined the #NoMoreFaithSchools campaign for an education system free from religious discrimination or control.
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Campaign Locally

Help us show support for No More Faith Schools across the country.

As the campaign grows we want to work with supporters on local activism. Here are some of the ways you can help:

  • In addition to your local MP, please ask your local representatives what they are doing to support inclusive education and oppose the expansion of faith schools in your area.
  • Look out for plans to open new faith schools in your area, or for religious groups taking over non-faith schools.
  • Share with us an image or video, letting us know why you oppose faith schools.

If your student group, local society, faith group, party or union branch would like to have a meeting about No More Faith Schools, or you want to organise a local protest and you need some resources please get in touch.

Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales

Education is a devolved issue, so we have template letters for AMs, MLAs and MSPs. It can still be worth writing to your MP, even on devolved issues, as the discrimination and segregation wrought by faith schools is still something they can take an interest in. However it is a good idea to write to your assembly member/MSP.

Challenge a new faith school

Do you think our schools should be open and inclusive? Do you think pupils should be free to develop their own beliefs? Do you think schools should be free from religious control? Then please join me in saying #NoMoreFaithSchools!
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If a new faith school is opening in your area, or a faith group is taking over a non-faith school, we can help. Fill in the form below and someone will be in touch.

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New faith school

In South-West Scotland, where I was educated, faith education (RC especially) is practically universal. There is repeated, heated opposition by clerics and primates to any form of amalgamation of faith and non-faith schools, so that practically none such exists. The outcome of this is religious bigotry and sectarian enmity, well into adult life in many cases, often life-long.

Michael, Durham

Marketing or branding schools in a religious context is in my opinion quite wrong. A collective broad system, the same for all would be simpler and non coercive. Educating a country's population should form a solid and united foundation for society, while having freedom to subscribe to religions independently if desired.

Jane, Heathfield