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Gove backs voluntary cap on faith-based admissions in new Catholic school

Gove backs voluntary cap on faith-based admissions in new Catholic school

Posted: Fri, 30 Mar 2012

The Education Secretary Michael Gove has suggested that cap on faith-based admissions at a proposed new faith school in south west London would be "very sensible".

Lady Massey asks why children are forced into collective worship

Lady Massey asks why children are forced into collective worship

Posted: Thu, 29 Mar 2012

Baroness Massey of Darwen has asked a Parliamentary Question in the House of Lords about whether allowing non-religious parents to withdraw their children from collective worship is an adequate alternative to having their children attend worship.

Essex County Council scraps transport subsidy for “faith schools”

Essex County Council scraps transport subsidy for “faith schools”

Posted: Thu, 29 Mar 2012

A school bus subsidised by Essex County Council which took pupils to two "faith schools" has been scrapped.

Church of England proposes large-scale expansion of its influence in education

Church of England proposes large-scale expansion of its influence in education

Posted: Thu, 22 Mar 2012

A new Church of England report says that it intends to expand the number of Church schools and calls for a new "concordat" between the Church and state to "reinforce and enhance" the Church's influence throughout the education system.

Worries that new CofE school won’t serve the whole community

Worries that new CofE school won’t serve the whole community

Posted: Fri, 09 Mar 2012

Rumours that Pulford Church of England School is likely to be the successful bidder to run the new school on Sandhills Estate in Bedfordshire have caused concern to the local Labour Party.

Sikhs looking to open more free schools, separating their children from the mainstream

Sikhs looking to open more free schools, separating their children from the mainstream

Posted: Fri, 02 Mar 2012

The latest Sikh free school, the Nishkam Primary School, catering to primary children in Birmingham, was opened in the city in September 2011. The school is linked to a local gurdwara or temple.

Church of England schools flouting daily worship law

Church of England schools flouting daily worship law

Posted: Fri, 02 Mar 2012

A survey by The Sunday Times has found that 40% of Church of England 'faith schools' are flouting the law that requires all state funded schools to provide a daily act of collective worship.

Hardline evangelicals seek funding for free school

Hardline evangelicals seek funding for free school

Posted: Fri, 17 Feb 2012

A controversial evangelical church has announced plans to open a free school in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Muslims more successful at enforcing their religion from generation to generation

Muslims more successful at enforcing their religion from generation to generation

Posted: Fri, 17 Feb 2012

An academic study by Cardiff University shows that the proportion of adult Muslims actively practising the faith they were brought up in as children was 77%. That compares with 29% of Christians and 65% of other religions.

Religious proselytisers move into academy school

Religious proselytisers move into academy school

Posted: Sun, 12 Feb 2012

An organisation that lends out resources for religious education and provides training for religious education teachers has moved into the Oasis Academy in Shirley Park, Croydon.

Government resists calls to regulate madrassas

Government resists calls to regulate madrassas

Posted: Thu, 26 Jan 2012

Children & Families Minister Tim Loughton MP has said that he is not convinced there is any need to regulate Britain's madrassas, despite clear evidence of abuse.

Ofsted propose "no notice" inspections of independent schools

Ofsted propose "no notice" inspections of independent schools

Posted: Wed, 25 Jan 2012

Ofsted, the education watchdog, is proposing to launch "no notice" inspections of independent schools (including independent faith schools) falling under its direct control amid fears that too many children are being let down.

Government takes action to combat creationism in free schools

Government takes action to combat creationism in free schools

Posted: Fri, 13 Jan 2012

The Government has taken steps to ensure that creationism and "intelligent design" is not taught in free schools.

CofE takeover of schools progresses rapidly

CofE takeover of schools progresses rapidly

Posted: Fri, 13 Jan 2012

A new secondary free school with a "Christian character" is being proposed in Hove, Sussex. It is apparently being promoted by a group of parents who think there aren't enough "faith schools" in the area.

Catholic schools are for religious recruitment, admits bishop

Catholic schools are for religious recruitment, admits bishop

Posted: Fri, 13 Jan 2012

The Catholic bishop of Lancaster has said that the purpose of Catholic schools is to evangelise, and that if some schools have mainly non-Catholic pupils, then they have no purpose in the Church's "mission of salvation."

More local councils to cut “faith school” transport spending

More local councils to cut “faith school” transport spending

Posted: Fri, 06 Jan 2012

More local authorities have announced proposals to cut free and subsidised transport for pupils attending "faith schools".

Opus Dei to open new Catholic schools

Opus Dei to open new Catholic schools

Posted: Thu, 05 Jan 2012

The secretive, sinister and extremely wealthy Catholic organisation Opus Dei - originally started by supporters of the fascist Franco regime in Spain - is sponsoring two secondary schools to open in Britain by September 2013.

Cameron says he wants to "enhance faith-based education"

Cameron says he wants to "enhance faith-based education"

Posted: Fri, 16 Dec 2011

The rush by local authorities in England to cut transport subsidies to faith schools has brought a reaction from the Prime Minister, David Cameron, who says he will consult with the Education Secretary to see what can be done to "enhance faith-based education".

'Faith schools' plan to up the amount of religion condemned as “brainwashing”

'Faith schools' plan to up the amount of religion condemned as “brainwashing”

Posted: Fri, 16 Dec 2011

The National Secular Society has condemned plans by the Church of England to intensify the amount of evangelisation that takes place during school lessons as "brainwashing" and a misuse of public money.

Irish Government’s advisory group recommends taking schools away from Catholic Church

Posted: Fri, 25 Nov 2011

The domination of Irish primary schools by the Catholic Church must end, says a Government advisory group in an interim report.