Tags: Faith Schools
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: Mon, 04 Mar 2013
Sheffield City Council is to postpone scrapping free bus travel for pupils attending religious schools after parents threatened legal action over what they consider the inadequacy of the initial consultation.
Posted: Wed, 20 Feb 2013
A council that is facing devastating cuts to services and employment is considering reinstating free transport to "faith schools" after scrapping it last year.
Posted: Wed, 13 Feb 2013
Local residents have reacted angrily to plans to open a new Sikh faith academy school in a Buckinghamshire village.
Posted: Wed, 13 Feb 2013
Surrey County Council has confirmed it will not accept a proposal to amend the admissions criteria for Reigate Priory School which would have indirectly given preferential admission arrangements to pupils whose parents regularly attend Church of England services.
Posted: Tue, 12 Feb 2013
The secretive and ultra conservative Catholic organisation Opus Dei is thought to be behind the opening of a new private school in Croydon.
Posted: Thu, 07 Feb 2013
Residents of Solihull have reacted angrily to a non-religiously designated academy's proposals to give priority in admissions to pupils from two religiously selective '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.