NSS calls for “fundamental reform” of religious education, as humanists and Muslims mount separate complaints
Posted: Mon, 09 Nov 2015
The National Secular Society has reiterated calls for a fundamental reform of religious education in schools, as three families mount a legal challenge over the Government's exclusion of humanism from the GCSE RS syllabus.
Posted: Thu, 15 Oct 2015
The National Secular Society has written to Education Secretary Nicky Morgan objecting to plans to close down a non-religiously designated academy – leaving pupils with no option other than to attend a faith school.
Posted: Thu, 08 Oct 2015
Prime Minister David Cameron has announced plans for Ofsted to inspect madrassas and other supplementary religious schools and to close down those that preach "hate".
National Secular Society calls for integrated education at EU colloquium on combatting religious hatred
Posted: Fri, 02 Oct 2015
The National Secular Society has spoken out at a meeting of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) on religious intolerance to call for integrated schools that promote citizenship and human rights.
Posted: Fri, 02 Oct 2015
Parents on the Isle of Wight face being forced to accept places at religious schools for their children after plans were announced to close the only non-denominational primary school in the area.
Posted: Tue, 22 Sep 2015
A Sixth Form student has started a campaign against collective worship in Northern Ireland, from which pupils currently have no right to withdraw without parental consent.
Orthodox Jewish state school bans TV and the internet from pupils’ homes and tells parents to dress ‘modestly’
Posted: Fri, 18 Sep 2015
An Orthodox Jewish faith school instructs pupils' parents not to wear bright clothing, to cover their elbows and knees, and to "refrain from following trends which contradict the spirit of modesty."
Posted: Thu, 17 Sep 2015
The Northern Ireland Education Minister has released his plan to create "a more integrated education system" so that children "from different community backgrounds can be educated together."
Posted: Tue, 15 Sep 2015
Highfield Humanities College, the last secondary school in Blackpool under local authority control, is to be taken over by the Tauheedul Education Trust (TET).
Posted: Tue, 08 Sep 2015
An independent Muslim girls' school with a "strong emphasis" on Islamic studies has been downgraded to "inadequate" by Ofsted.
Posted: Wed, 02 Sep 2015
All 45 Christian schools in Israel have closed in a strike to protest against funding cuts to their budget from the Israeli government.
Posted: Tue, 25 Aug 2015
A Christian group that linked child disobedience with witchcraft has withdrawn its application to open an independent school after the NSS called on the DfE not to grant the school registered status.
Posted: Thu, 20 Aug 2015
The DfE has written to the National Secular Society confirming that it will be "looking into" the NSS' concerns over why an Islamic school that banned its pupils from socialising with 'outsiders' was rated "good".
Posted: Wed, 19 Aug 2015
The National Secular Society has written to Huw Lewis, the Welsh Education Minister, in support of his plans to reform RE and rename the subject "religion, philosophy and ethics".
Posted: Mon, 17 Aug 2015
A Muslim-majority, non-faith school is to integrate boys' and girls' classes for the first time, after being placed in special measures by Ofsted.
Posted: Mon, 27 Jul 2015
The National Secular Society has written to the Department for Education and Ofsted calling for a fresh inspection of an Islamic school where pupils are reportedly banned from socialising with "outsiders".
Posted: Wed, 22 Jul 2015
The Congress of Guatemala is considering legislation that would make lessons on "Biblical values" mandatory in all schools.
Posted: Wed, 15 Jul 2015
Caroline Lucas MP has urged the Government to make personal, social and health education (PSHE) compulsory in all schools, including free schools and academies.
Posted: Mon, 13 Jul 2015
The Government has approved plans for a new Sikh ethos free school in Derby, despite the fact that the City Council has repeatedly stated that there is no need for new primary places.
Posted: Tue, 07 Jul 2015
New guidelines from the Diocese of Portsmouth say that Catholic schools should promote "chastity" as the "underlying theme" of Sex and Relationships Education (SRE).