Posted: Thu, 07 Dec 2017
Plans to merge a secular multi-academy trust and a Hindu one may create more "faith schools by stealth", the NSS has told the Government.
Posted: Mon, 13 Nov 2017
The NSS has written to the Government about a group of academies with a religious ethos which are not classified as faith schools.
Posted: Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Parents and children have taken to the streets to protest plans to merge Trafalgar College, a school without a religious ethos, into the Christian Great Yarmouth Charter Academy.
Posted: Wed, 31 May 2017
Concerns have been raised over plans for nine community schools in Northumberland to join with one CofE faith school to form a new mixed multi academy trust with a majority of church appointed members.
Posted: Wed, 12 Apr 2017
A number of new faith schools have been approved to open by the Department for Education (DfE) in the twelfth wave of free schools applications.
Posted: Tue, 17 Jan 2017
Two community schools in Kent are to be folded into an academy trust under Church control, in the latest Church takeover of community schools, a trend warned of by the National Secular Society last year.
Posted: Wed, 11 Jan 2017
Religious leaders are set to steamroll faith schools into massive academy chains, centralising church control over the state-funded schools.
Posted: Thu, 08 Dec 2016
The Government's consultation on plans to open more faith schools and allow them to select up to 100% of their pupils on religious grounds is coming to a close very soon.
Posted: Fri, 02 Dec 2016
Government proposals to allow a new wave of fully religiously selective faith schools will not improve standards and are unlikely to boost social mobility, new research has warned.
Posted: Tue, 15 Nov 2016
A Church of England multi-academy trust is set to close the only non-faith school under its control.
Posted: Mon, 07 Nov 2016
The latest wave of free school applications includes proposals for seven new Hindu schools.
Posted: Fri, 28 Oct 2016
The education secretary's power to relax faith school admissions without parliamentary approval or scrutiny reveals a disturbing democratic deficit, the National Secular Society has warned.
Posted: Tue, 13 Sep 2016
The Government has launched a consultation on plans to abolish the admission cap on faith schools, which currently limits religious discrimination in the admissions policies of new faith schools.
Posted: Tue, 13 Sep 2016
The National Secular Society has written to the chair of the Education Select Committee, calling for an inquiry into the Government's plans to abolish the 50% cap on faith-based admissions to free schools.
Posted: Fri, 09 Sep 2016
The National Secular Society has urged the Government to rethink plans to allow new faith schools to select all of their pupils on the basis of faith.
Posted: Mon, 11 Jul 2016
The Church of England is planning to bid for control of more than one quarter of the new free schools announced by the Government.
Posted: Fri, 17 Jun 2016
The NSS has written to the Department for Education over concerns that the Church of England is using academisation to strengthen its influence in schools – over the objections of school governors.
Posted: Mon, 25 Apr 2016
The NSS has warned that Government plans to convert all schools in England into academies could increase the level of religious influence and see the CofE gaining control of non-faith-based schools.
Posted: Tue, 05 Apr 2016
The National Secular Society has called on the Regional Schools Commissioner for the North of England to oppose plans for a Church of England takeover of four Newcastle schools.
Posted: Wed, 09 Mar 2016
Four non-religious schools are to be merged with a CofE primary under a single academy trust controlled by the Church of England, in a move described as a "takeover".