Posted: Tue, 27 Apr 2021
Inspections of state-funded faith schools which are carried out by religious groups are inappropriate and should be scrapped, a report from the National Secular Society has said.
The NSS, which coordinates the No More Faith Schools campaign, has published Religiosity inspections: the case against faith-based reviews of state schools today.
No More Faith Schools campaign coordinator Alastair Lichten said the report "exposes the impact and costs of faith-based inspections of state schools".
"This is just another way state funding of faith schools puts religious interests before those of children and society.
"Ending these religiosity inspections would be a welcome step towards reducing religious control of our schools. And this should be a reminder of the need for an education system free from religious control, privilege or discrimination - and for the rollback of faith schools."