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.
Posted: Wed, 22 May 2013
The National Secular Society has criticised a decision by Flintshire Council to discriminate against people without religious faith in its school transport arrangements.
Posted: Wed, 15 May 2013
Controversial plans to open a Sikh free school in the Buckinghamshire village of Stoke Poges have been recommended for refusal by South Bucks District Council planning officers.
Posted: Tue, 14 May 2013
The Education Secretary, Michael Gove, is to meet bishops from every Church of England diocese to discuss the "special relationship" the Government has with the Church over its participation in education.
Posted: Tue, 30 Apr 2013
Councillors walked out of a meeting at Luton Town Hall this week when observers in the public gallery began shouting and waving placards in protest at the Councils plans to end free transport for pupils attending religious schools.
Posted: Tue, 30 Apr 2013
The Northern Lights Free School is being investigated by the Department for Education's Diligence and Counter Extremism Division, whose remit is to protect children and young people from exposure to extremist views in schools.
Posted: Fri, 26 Apr 2013
Ninety-one per cent of people in France support the French Government's plans to introduce a weekly class in "secular morals" into state schools, according to a recent poll.
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: Wed, 03 Apr 2013
Secularists and humanists in the 1960s and 1970s played a critical role in stopping religious education in schools being used for proselytising. That's the claim being made in new research from the University of Exeter.
Posted: Wed, 27 Mar 2013
Leeds City Council is coming under pressure over its plan to scrap free transport for pupils travelling to "faith schools".
Posted: Tue, 26 Mar 2013
An attempt is being made in Bradford to safeguard the estimated 9,000 children who attend Muslim religious schools in the city.
Posted: Thu, 21 Mar 2013
A survey for the Evangelical Alliance shows that evangelical parents are more likely to choose a school for their children based on whether it has a strong religious ethos rather than whether it fares well in league tables or inspectors' reports.
Posted: Tue, 19 Mar 2013
A report by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Religious Education (APPG) has found that RE lessons are frequently taught by teachers with no qualifications in the subject, and is calling for more resources to be put into RE teaching and for the subject to be included in the new Ebacc.
Posted: Sat, 09 Mar 2013
Flintshire County Council has launched a consultation on proposed changes to its discretionary home to school transport policy, that will require pupils attending faith schools to "prove" their religion to qualify for free school buses.
Posted: Thu, 21 Feb 2013
An Edinburgh parent has launched a petition requesting that City of Edinburgh Council conducts a local vote to challenge "religious observance" in the city's non-denominational state schools.
Posted: Wed, 20 Feb 2013
Leeds City Council is the latest to consider scrapping free transport to religious schools. The plan will mostly affect Catholic schools.