Research bank shows deep flaws in case for faith schools

Posted: Tue, 02 Mar 2021

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A substantial new analysis of academic research has highlighted significant and myriad weaknesses in the arguments for state-funded faith schools.

The Faith Schools Research Bank, which launched on Tuesday, brings together evidence from almost 200 sources on the impact of faith schools.

The bank outlines evidence in five key areas: social cohesion; performance and selection; choice and admissions; values and morality; and opinion polls.

It has been published by the National Secular Society, which coordinates the No More Faith Schools campaign, and compiled by University of Warwick academics Steven Kettell and Rebecca Vernon.

Read more about the bank on the NSS website.

Visit the Faith Schools Research Bank.

Opinion: The evidence against faith schools is overwhelming, by Steven Kettell and Rebecca Vernon.

Tags: National Secular Society