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.
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.
Tue, 19 Dec 2017
The Government has launched a consultation on guidance which will allow sex education to be taught from a religious perspective.
Wed, 13 Dec 2017
A growing number of religious schools are spreading beliefs that clash with British values and equalities law, Ofsted has warned.
Tue, 12 Dec 2017
A consultation has revealed extensive support for inclusive secular education in the London borough of Hackney.
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
Turning a blind eye to discriminatory gender segregation in Islamic schools would be a disaster for future generations of British girls growing up in Muslim communities, argues Stephen Evans.
Tue, 11 Jul 2017