Posted: Mon, 23 Sep 2013
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
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
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
A campaign by secularists in Gibraltar to allow students to opt out of religious education appears to have succeeded.
Posted: Mon, 09 Sep 2013
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.
Posted: Thu, 05 Sep 2013
Recent research from the RE Council has shown that the number of students taking Religious Studies GCSE has fallen for the first time in 18 years.
Posted: Mon, 02 Sep 2013
The Edinburgh Secular Society has published a report which reveals the increasing levels of religious proselytisation and evangelisation in Scottish schools.
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: Tue, 27 Aug 2013
French Education Minister Vincent Peillon announced on Monday a plan to post a "secularism charter in every [educational] establishment" by the end of September.
Belgium: State funding to be withdrawn from religious schools that fail to teach mandatory curriculum
Posted: Thu, 15 Aug 2013
New Belgian regulations that compel religious schools to teach the country's mandatory curriculum in full have been criticised by ultra-Orthodox Charedi Jews.
Posted: Fri, 09 Aug 2013
A new survey on life at school has revealed that RE is regarded as the least useful subject to learn.
Posted: Tue, 30 Jul 2013
Councillors in Oldham have reacted angrily to a ruling from the Department for Education ordering them to hand over a plot of land worth £4m to a new 'faith sensitive' free school'.
Posted: Wed, 24 Jul 2013
An examination of official statistics on the number of places available in Northern Ireland's schools indicates that the popularity of Catholic Education is falling fast while the call for integrated schools is rising.
Posted: Thu, 04 Jul 2013
The Church of England has struck a deal with the Government that will allow it to take control of thousands of non-religious community schools.
Posted: Mon, 17 Jun 2013
Government plans to place greater emphasis on evolution in biology classes as part of its proposals to reform GCSE content have been criticised for "causing problems" for strictly Orthodox Jewish faith schools.
Posted: Tue, 11 Jun 2013
A controversial plan by Flintshire Council to cut funding for transport to faith schools for pupils unable to prove their religious beliefs has been thrown into doubt after a scrutiny committee called for it to be scrapped.
Posted: Thu, 06 Jun 2013
The National Secular Society has supported one of its members, Veronica Wikman, in presenting a petition to City of Edinburgh Council to remove Religious Observance from the city's non-denominational schools.
Posted: Thu, 30 May 2013
Northern Ireland's biggest employer of teachers in Catholic schools has called for the scrapping of legislation that allows schools to legally discriminate on religious grounds.
Posted: Wed, 29 May 2013
An educational revision website has found that almost a quarter of seven to 16-year-olds do not know that Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus, and 26% are unaware Christians believed Jesus was born in Bethlehem.
Posted: Thu, 23 May 2013
Hull City Council is to cease discretionary funding transport for pupils attending "faith schools" from September 2014. The change will save £339,000 in 2014-15 according to council figures.