Tags: Faith Schools
Posted: Fri, 13 Oct 2017
The NSS has welcomed a ruling in the Court of Appeal that an Islamic school's policy of gender segregation was unlawful.
Posted: Wed, 11 Oct 2017
Parents and children have taken to the streets to protest plans to merge Trafalgar College, a school without a religious ethos, into the Christian Great Yarmouth Charter Academy.
Posted: Wed, 27 Sep 2017
A faith school will co-locate with a non-religious school while retaining a faith-based ethos, in what the NSS has termed "a farce".
Posted: Sun, 24 Sep 2017
Girls in dozens of schools in England are forced to wear hijabs, according to National Secular Society research published in the Sunday Times today.
Posted: Wed, 20 Sep 2017
Dozens of small independent faith schools have repeatedly failed to meet Ofsted standards in the last three years.
Posted: Mon, 04 Sep 2017
The National Secular Society has called for "a serious debate about religion's place in our society" after a study found the proportion of non-religious Britons had reached record levels.
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.
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: Tue, 11 Jul 2017
The leader of Scotland's biggest teachers' union has said fewer non-Catholics are teaching in the country's Catholic schools because teachers can be vetted according to their religious views.
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: 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, 27 Apr 2017
The National Secular Society has said that Religious Education must be fundamentally reformed before the existing right to withdraw children from RE can be removed.
Posted: Wed, 12 Apr 2017
A number of new faith schools have been approved to open by the Department for Education (DfE) in the twelfth wave of free schools applications.
Posted: Mon, 03 Apr 2017
A report by the Institute for Public Policy Research has found that there is "no evidence" to suggest Scotland's denominational schools achieve better results than their non-denominational counterparts.
Posted: Tue, 28 Mar 2017
Sadiq Khan has hit out at the Government's plans to allow total religiously-selective admissions in new free schools with a faith ethos.