Posted: Wed, 04 Dec 2013 11:55
The National Secular Society is assisting local parents to block a proposal to convert a Suffolk community school to a Church of England school.
Posted: Tue, 03 Dec 2013 13:16
New research published by the Fair Admissions Campaign has highlighted the extent to which faith-based admissions policies create socio-economic segregation.
Posted: Fri, 29 Nov 2013 06:18
A third of community schools and over a third of academies without a religious character are failing to meet their legal or contractual agreements to provide religious education.
Posted: Thu, 28 Nov 2013 12:25
The board of governors of a community school in Sheffield has voted to strengthen its existing policy on religious visitors following concerns about the agenda of external visitors to the school.
Head teacher apologises after ordering pupils to attend Islam awareness trip or face punishment for 'racism'
Posted: Sat, 23 Nov 2013 21:37
A head teacher has been forced to apologise to parents after threatening to punish children for racism if they missed a religious awareness workshop.
Report says governors at “chaotic” Muslim free school have been told to resign or school will be closed
Posted: Wed, 20 Nov 2013 13:26
The Derby Telegraph is reporting that the governors at the Al-Madinah Muslim free school have been told to step down and let another sponsor take over or the school will be closed.
Posted: Mon, 18 Nov 2013 11:55
The Al-Madinah free school in Derby will be told this week that it must replace its board of governors or have its state funding removed.
Posted: Thu, 14 Nov 2013 10:05
A Scottish man has been awarded £1000 in compensation from his local authority after he complained about the approach to religion in his son's primary school.
Posted: Fri, 08 Nov 2013 11:42
The Church Times has reported this week that there is to be a large-scale expansion of Church of England schools across the country to accommodate the rising demand for school places.
Bill submitted to Scottish Parliament that would abolish religious representatives on education committees
Posted: Wed, 06 Nov 2013 10:39
An independent Member of the Scottish Parliament, John Finnie, has given his support to a campaign to remove the legal right of religious groups to vote on education matters on local council committees.
Posted: Thu, 31 Oct 2013 16:44
The Government has ruled out national guidance on external visitors to schools, following concerns from the National Secular Society that many schools were being used by religious groups as a base for evangelism.
Posted: Fri, 11 Oct 2013 05:12
A new report published by the National Secular Society has revealed that publicly funded schools are being targeted and exploited by evangelical Christian groups as part of their missionary work.
Posted: Thu, 10 Oct 2013 14:49
A state funded Jewish faith school has been caught blacking out questions on science exam papers.
Posted: Sat, 05 Oct 2013 22:56
The National Secular Society has welcomed a new analysis of the state of religious education in schools from the education regulator Ofsted, but has warned its report's recommendations don't go far enough.
Posted: Wed, 02 Oct 2013 08:10
The Muslim free school at the centre of controversy over the past few weeks has been closed after school inspection body Ofsted raised "health and safety" concerns.
Posted: Mon, 23 Sep 2013 13:03
More revelations have been revealed by The Sunday Times about the Al-Madinah school in Derby — Britain's first Muslim free school.
Posted: Fri, 20 Sep 2013 14:01
The Derby Telegraph is reporting that a Muslim free school that was set up as being "based on Muslim principles, but not as a Muslim school" is now demanding that women teachers sign new contracts obliging them to wear hijabs — whether they are Muslim or not.
Posted: Tue, 17 Sep 2013 08:23
Thurrock Council in Essex is the latest to decide that it will no longer fund transport for pupils attending faith schools. Last year it spent £480,000 transporting children to religious schools outside their catchment areas.
Posted: Tue, 10 Sep 2013 13:33
A campaign by secularists in Gibraltar to allow students to opt out of religious education appears to have succeeded.
Posted: Mon, 09 Sep 2013 13:08
The French Education has unveiled the controversial secularism charter which is to be displayed in a prominent position in every school to remind pupils and teachers of the country's secular, Republican principles.