150 Years of Challenging Religious Privilege
Join our campaign for an inclusive and secular education system.
We campaign for the law and the administration of justice to be based on equality, respect for human rights, and on objective evidence.
Blasphemy to intimidation, we've always robustly challenged religious threats to free expression.
Public services that are intended for the whole community, especially those funded by public money, should be provided in a secular context.
We campaign on a wide range of topics where religious privilege impacts public life. Including:
For over 150 years we have campaigned for disestablishment, the separation of the C of E and state.
Wed, 21 Feb 2018
The NSS has led a protest outside Parliament against plans to extend religious discrimination in school admissions.
Fri, 09 Feb 2018
The NSS has told the Government that young people's access to Relationships and Sex Education should not be restricted on religious grounds....
Thu, 08 Feb 2018
Catholic schools may give pupils priority in admissions based on a certificate signed by a priest, a regulator has ruled.
Thu, 11 Jan 2018
The NSS has written to the DfE after research showed faith-based provision is treated preferentially during school reorganisations.
Tue, 09 Jan 2018
The NSS has urged Damian Hinds not to remove the 50% cap on religiously selective admissions to faith-based academies and free schools.
The Government is preparing to extend religious selection in faith schools. Keith Sharpe contrasts its willingness to cause greater segregation with French efforts to encourage integration in the wake...
Tue, 30 Jan 2018
Megan Manson takes on common myths about the 50% cap on children admitted on religious grounds to faith schools.
Mon, 22 Jan 2018
As NSS research highlights a systemic bias against secular schooling, Megan Manson explores the tactics used by religion to infiltrate education – and how parents are fighting back.
Thu, 11 Jan 2018
The government is under fire over proposals to lift the cap on faith-based admissions in faith schools. Stephen Evans says the plans should be abandoned - and religious groups' role in education rolled...
Wed, 26 Jul 2017
Theresa May's plans to expand faith schools in Britain are ill-judged. In response, Chris Sloggett argues, it is up to secularists to make a principled case: state education must be grounded in reason...
Thu, 20 Jul 2017