Adjudicator: faith schools may insist families are strictly religious

Adjudicator: faith schools may insist families are strictly religious

England's schools adjudicator has said it is "reasonable" for two state-funded Orthodox Jewish schools to expect the families of applicants to observe strict religious practices. Read More »

New religious academy planned in Cambridgeshire

New religious academy planned in Cambridgeshire

A Christian 'free school' with the slogan "Education Built on Faith" could open in the Cambridgeshire... Read More »

There’s no hypocrisy in being forced into a ‘choice’ you don’t like

There’s no hypocrisy in being forced into a ‘choice’ you don’t like

As the pro-faith schools lobby rounds on campaigner Alice Roberts, Alastair Lichten says her situation... Read More »

Government commits funding to new 100% selective faith schools

Government commits funding to new 100% selective faith schools

The government has announced funding for a wave of new voluntary aided faith schools, which can select... Read More »

33 new faith schools proposed in latest round of academies

33 new faith schools proposed in latest round of academies

Thirty-three new faith schools have been included in the latest wave of free school applications in England,... Read More »

Children refused school places due to discriminatory policies, complaints reveal

Children refused school places due to discriminatory policies, complaints reveal

A girl of Muslim background and a girl with autism were among those refused places at state-funded faith schools in September because of discriminatory policies, complaints to an ombudsman have revealed. Read More »

Scottish Catholic schools to actively marginalise children who don’t pray

Scottish Catholic schools to actively marginalise children who don’t pray

The Catholic Church has said it will exclude school children in Scotland from nativity plays and fundraising... Read More »

Report: Parents attending church services to improve school choice

Report: Parents attending church services to improve school choice

Research by an educational equality charity shows that 31% of parents (including around 35% of middle... Read More »

Academic ‘advantages’ of Christian faith schools almost non-existent

Academic ‘advantages’ of Christian faith schools almost non-existent

The academic advantages of attending Church of England and Catholic schools are almost non-existent,... Read More »

Lib Dem proposal to end faith schools in Scotland

Lib Dem proposal to end faith schools in Scotland

The National Secular Society has welcomed a proposal by the Scottish Liberal Democrats to end sectarian... Read More »

‘Church schools’ less likely to admit black or poor pupils

‘Church schools’ less likely to admit black or poor pupils

Black and disadvantaged pupils are significantly less likely to gain places at 'church schools' than their white or better-off counterparts, a study has found. Read More »

SNP MP questions future of Catholic state schools

SNP MP questions future of Catholic state schools

The No More Faith Schools campaign has called on the Scottish government to "reconsider its position"... Read More »