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Why the blind spot when it comes to faith schools?

Politicians need to end their fetishisation of faith schools and face the fact that a religiously divided education system is unfit for the future, argues Stephen Evans. Read More »

20,000 children sent to faith schools against parental preferences

20,000 children sent to faith schools against parental preferences

More than 20,000 children were sent to faith schools in England against their parents' preferences this month, the National Secular Society has revealed. Read More »

Inclusive schools for all

New discriminatory Catholic faith school to open in Peterborough

The government has unveiled plans to fund a new religiously selective faith school in Peterborough, despite opposition. Read More »

Most maintained rural primary schools are faith schools, data shows

Most maintained rural primary schools are faith schools, data shows

The National Secular Society has again said the government should monitor faith-based impositions on school choice after the revelation that 55% of maintained rural English primary schools are faith schools. Read More »

Faith schools significantly limit choice for many parents, NSS finds

Faith schools significantly limit choice for many parents, NSS finds

Almost three in ten families in England live in areas where most or all of the local primary schools are faith-based, National Secular Society research has 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Catholic Church has said it will exclude school children in Scotland from nativity plays and fundraising if they are withdrawn from prayers. 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 schools by pursuing a "single secular model of state-funded education Read More »

Church schools are faith schools. Pretending otherwise is dishonest

Church schools are faith schools. Pretending otherwise is dishonest

The Church of England's pretence that 'its' schools aren't faith schools is a dishonest attempt to avoid association with the unpopularity of faith-based schooling, and at odds with their actual policy, argues Alastair Lichten. Read More »

Jewish school failing on safety, curriculum and tolerance, says Ofsted

Jewish school failing on safety, curriculum and tolerance, says Ofsted

Ofsted has deemed a state-funded Jewish school inadequate and severely criticised its leaders. Read More »

Religion and politics – the discrepancy at the heart of our schools

Religion and politics – the discrepancy at the heart of our schools

Alastair Lichten asks why partisan religious beliefs are treated so differently to political ones in schools in England and Wales. Read More »

British public opposes religious influence in education, poll finds

British public opposes religious influence in education, poll finds

British adults are strongly opposed to religious influence in school admissions, assemblies and the teaching... Read More »

Scottish government to spend more on Catholic teacher training

Scottish government to spend more on Catholic teacher training

The first minister has announced a 450% increase in the amount of money spent on a Catholic teaching... Read More »