Tags: Faith Schools
Fears that faith-based admissions criteria are infiltrating community schools through feeder schools
Posted: Fri, 01 Feb 2013
Concerns have been raised that faith based admissions criteria are being indirectly applied to community schools when 'faith' schools become feeder schools.
Posted: Wed, 30 Jan 2013
The majority of British people want state-funded schools to be secular, a recent YouGov poll has revealed.
Posted: Sat, 26 Jan 2013
The National Secular Society has condemned a new booklet issued by the Catholic Church in England and Wales warning teachers and governors at Catholic schools that they risk dismissal if they enter a relationship that is not approved by the Church.
Posted: Thu, 24 Jan 2013
Pressure is building on the Irish Education minister to establish a multi-denominational school in Dublin under the Educate Together banner. Educate Together promises that "No child is separated because of his or her religion or belief system" in any of their schools.
European Commission to investigate complaints concerning employment discrimination in ‘faith’ schools
Posted: Thu, 17 Jan 2013
The European Commission is to investigate complaints submitted by the National Secular Society concerning whether UK legislation relating to state funded 'faith' schools breaches European employment laws in relation to discrimination on the grounds of religion or belief.
Posted: Wed, 16 Jan 2013
A tribunal has ruled that the Department for Education (DfE) must publish the names, location and religious affiliation, if any, of all organisations that apply to open free schools.
Posted: Mon, 17 Dec 2012
Sheffield City Council is the latest to scrap free transport for children attending religious schools.
Posted: Thu, 22 Nov 2012
Flintshire County Council is proposing to restrict subsidised school transport to religious schools to those pupils who can prove that they are of the religion that the school espouses.
Posted: Tue, 23 Oct 2012
A young Irish atheist has made an official complaint after his school forced him to attend a multi-denominational prayer service.
Posted: Wed, 10 Oct 2012
Education Secretary Michael Gove has applied to intervene in a judicial review considering the legality of a new Catholic school proposed for the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.
Posted: Fri, 05 Oct 2012
Northumberland Country Council has agreed to reconsider its policy of segregating children by religion on its school buses.
Posted: Fri, 28 Sep 2012
Northumberland County Council has introduced a new policy for school buses in which Catholic children get a free (and separate) bus to the local Catholic schools while non-Catholics attending the same schools have to pay (and go on another bus).
Request that teachers at Catholic schools make “declaration of faith” is McCarthyite and threatening, says NSS
Posted: Fri, 17 Aug 2012
A request that teachers at Catholic schools in the diocese of Lancaster make a "public profession of their faith" has been condemned as discriminatory and McCarthyite by the National Secular Society.
Posted: Wed, 08 Aug 2012
The Catholic Education Service (CES) has been told by the Education Secretary, Michael Gove, that it will not be permitted to exceed the number of places reserved for Catholic pupils at Catholic Free Schools beyond the 50% that is permitted at present.
Posted: Fri, 27 Jul 2012
A Christian group has been touring schools in Sussex telling children frightening untruths about the supposed consequences of abortion.
Posted: Wed, 25 Jul 2012
Parents and teachers at a school in Dagenham who campaigned against its closure and amalgamation with a church school have won a victory after the local council announced that the school will remain open as a community school.
Posted: Thu, 12 Jul 2012
Barking and Dagenham Council has agreed to the controversial amalgamation of a community school in Dagenham with a neighbouring Church of England voluntary aided Junior School.
Posted: Wed, 04 Jul 2012
Teachers at a community school threatened with amalgamation with a religious school are to stage a one day strike in protest over the plans.
Posted: Wed, 20 Jun 2012
The Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove, has written to the Catholic Education Service (CES) to express concern that it has blurred the distinction between discussing matters of faith and promoting partisan political views.
Government proposes to force private schools to promote “British values” as a means of combating extremism
Posted: Thu, 07 Jun 2012
The Department of Education is consulting on new rules for private schools that seek to ensure they promote 'British values' and discourage extremism.