Posted: Sun, 17 Sep 2017
The NSS has called for a 'fundamental rethink' about religious education after new research revealed that a quarter of England's secondary schools are not offering the subject to their students.
Posted: Thu, 14 Sep 2017
Two parents have withdrawn their son from a Church of England primary school after it allowed a student to wear a girl's uniform.
Posted: Thu, 14 Sep 2017
Feminist campaigners are calling for a "robust" response to the rise of the hijab in state primary schools.
Posted: Mon, 11 Sep 2017
The NSS has called on Britain to celebrate equality and respect for secular democracy, the rule of law and human rights.
How a teacher and a Virgin Mary statue drew attention to religious bias in the Irish education system
Posted: Fri, 01 Sep 2017
A humanist teacher who objected to a statue of the virgin Mary being displayed at a state-funded school with a "religious ethos" in Ireland has lost a claim of discrimination at a Workplace Relations Commission hearing.
Posted: Fri, 18 Aug 2017
A new £17m campus which houses Catholic and Jewish faith schools together has opened in East Renfrewshire.
Posted: Thu, 27 Jul 2017
The Department for Education hopes to open at least another 140 Church of England schools in the next five years, according to the Church Times.
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, 18 Jul 2017
The chief inspector of the schools inspectorate Ofsted has spoken out against gender segregation in mixed-sex schools.
Posted: Thu, 13 Jul 2017
The Scottish government is planning to curtail the influence of religious leaders over state education.
Sex education: schools’ religious ethos may ‘limit’ pupils’ knowledge of LGBT facts and contraception
Posted: Wed, 12 Jul 2017
More than 50 faith leaders have warned that schools' ability to teach relationships and sex education (RSE) through a faith ethos could undermine its accuracy and inclusivity.
Posted: Fri, 07 Jul 2017
The schools inspectorate Ofsted is to appeal against a ruling on gender segregation in a landmark case at the Court of Appeal next week.
Posted: Tue, 04 Jul 2017
Schools may not teach one religion at the expense of others or hold compulsory religious observances, a court in South Africa has ruled.
Posted: Mon, 03 Jul 2017
The National Secular Society has welcomed a commitment by OFSTED's chief inspector to protect children in unregistered faith schools.
Posted: Thu, 29 Jun 2017
Two Welsh school students who launched a petition demanding the removal of the obligation on state schools to hold acts of worship have won support from a committee of AMs.
Posted: Wed, 21 Jun 2017
The NSS has called for Ofsted to inspect RE in faith schools after research revealed that millions of pounds of public money has been paid to religious organisations to carry out additional inspections of denominational RE.
Posted: Thu, 08 Jun 2017
The Catholic Church has dropped plans to take the Government to court in order to give priests the right to arbitrarily determine whether pupils are eligible for a school place on the basis of faith.
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: 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: Thu, 18 May 2017
The Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, the local authority for the Hebrides, has appointed four religious figures to its education committee, as it is required to do by law.