Tags: Admissions

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 »

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 »

Report: Parents attending church services to improve school choice

Report: Parents attending church services to improve school choice

More than three in 10 parents know someone who attended religious services to get their children into a specific faith school, according to the educational equality charity the Sutton Trust. 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 »