Posted: Thu, 08 Feb 2018
Catholic schools may give pupils priority in admissions based on a certificate signed by a priest, a regulator has ruled.
Posted: 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.
Posted: Mon, 24 Jul 2017
The chief inspector of schools has criticised Government proposals to allow some faith schools to select all of their pupils on the basis of faith and suggested the plans may be dropped.
Posted: Tue, 30 May 2017
Government plans to allow new faith schools to discriminate on religious grounds by selecting all of their pupils on the basis of faith have attracted mass public opposition, a poll has found.
Posted: Tue, 28 Mar 2017
Sadiq Khan has hit out at the Government's plans to allow total religiously-selective admissions in new free schools with a faith ethos.
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: 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: Thu, 12 May 2016
A House of Lords debate on school admissions has seen peers criticise segregation and division fed by faith schools and challenging Government plans to prevent civil society organisations from objecting to Admissions Code violations.
Posted: Wed, 20 Apr 2016
A cross-party group of MPs has called on the Government to make faith school admissions more inclusive and bolster social cohesion.
Posted: Mon, 25 Jan 2016
The NSS has warned that Government plans to stop secularist campaign groups from challenging the admissions processes of faith schools will enable faith schools to break the admissions code with impunity.
Posted: Wed, 20 May 2015
The NSS has urged the Government to resist regressive demands to allow more discrimination in faith schools after it emerged the Catholic Education Service is lobbying "hard" to remove the cap on faith-based admissions to academies – and is hopeful that the Government will revisit the issue.
Posted: Fri, 24 Apr 2015
The National Secular Society is supporting parents whose children have been allocated a Sikh ethos free school against their wishes.
Posted: Tue, 07 Oct 2014
Liberal Democrats have voted in support of a motion to abolish compulsory worship in schools and to end religious discrimination against teachers in faith schools.
Posted: Wed, 11 Jun 2014
The Church of England's chief education officer has indicated that new CofE schools will adopt 'open admissions' policy but will still be "rooted in Christian heritage".
Posted: Wed, 28 Aug 2013
The Office of the Schools Adjudicator has rejected a complaint concerning a non-religiously designated academy in Solihull that gave priority in admissions to pupils from a religiously selective 'faith school'.
Posted: Sat, 13 Apr 2013
A non-religiously designated academy in Solihull that planned to give priority in admissions to pupils from two religiously selective 'faith' schools has revised its decision.
Posted: Thu, 07 Feb 2013
Residents of Solihull have reacted angrily to a non-religiously designated academy's proposals to give priority in admissions to pupils from two religiously selective 'faith' schools.