Posted: Fri, 28 Oct 2016
The education secretary's power to relax faith school admissions without parliamentary approval or scrutiny reveals a disturbing democratic deficit, the National Secular Society has warned.
Posted: Thu, 13 Oct 2016
The Scottish Secular Society has launched a petition challenging the lack of democratic accountability in Local Authority Education Committees automatically including Church nominees.
Posted: Mon, 10 Oct 2016
The National Secular Society has warned the Joint Committee on Human Rights that religion's role in state education is impeding the rights and freedoms of children and young people growing up in the UK.
Posted: Thu, 06 Oct 2016
A group of non-Catholic students in a Scottish school have been punished with a week's worth of detentions after they refused to attend a religious service.
Posted: Sat, 24 Sep 2016
The British Institute of Human Rights (BIHR) has endorsed several recommendations made by the National Secular Society, in a submission to the United Nations.
Posted: Fri, 23 Sep 2016
Thomas Buchanan, a DUP MLA, has endorsed an event which seeks to teach creationism to children and said creationism should be taught "in every school".
Posted: Thu, 22 Sep 2016
The National Secular Society has urged the UN Human Rights Council to recommend to the UK Government that it abolish religious discrimination in faith schools' admissions procedures.
Posted: Fri, 16 Sep 2016
The National Secular Society has welcomed calls from the Local Government Association to be given more powers to tackle illegal faith schools and investigate the education of the 37,000 children who are home schooled.
Posted: Wed, 14 Sep 2016
The Humanist Society Scotland (HSS) has launched a judicial review against the Scottish Government following its refusal to allow sixth form pupils to opt themselves out of Religious Observance.
Posted: Tue, 13 Sep 2016
The Government has launched a consultation on plans to abolish the admission cap on faith schools, which currently limits religious discrimination in the admissions policies of new faith schools.
Posted: Tue, 13 Sep 2016
The National Secular Society has written to the chair of the Education Select Committee, calling for an inquiry into the Government's plans to abolish the 50% cap on faith-based admissions to free schools.
Posted: Fri, 09 Sep 2016
The National Secular Society has urged the Government to rethink plans to allow new faith schools to select all of their pupils on the basis of faith.
Posted: Tue, 06 Sep 2016
Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw has warned that local councils and police are continuing to ignore illegal faith schools, undermining efforts to prosecute the operators and protect children's rights.
Posted: Tue, 02 Aug 2016
Former Solicitor General Vera Baird QC, the Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, considers that compulsory PSHE in primary schools is "key" to tackling "sexual exploitation" and child abuse.
Posted: Mon, 18 Jul 2016
Two councils have lost a high court battle against the decision to have a Sikh faith school situated in the small village of Stoke Poges.
Posted: Mon, 11 Jul 2016
The Church of England is planning to bid for control of more than one quarter of the new free schools announced by the Government.
Posted: Mon, 04 Jul 2016
Irish parents demonstrated over the weekend for reform to the country's school admissions – in an education landscape still dominated by the Catholic Church.
Posted: Thu, 30 Jun 2016
The Government has been challenged in the House of Lords over its approach to the inclusion of non-religious worldviews in religious education.
Posted: Fri, 17 Jun 2016
The NSS has written to the Department for Education over concerns that the Church of England is using academisation to strengthen its influence in schools – over the objections of school governors.
Posted: Thu, 16 Jun 2016
The European Commission has called for inclusive education to help tackle radicalisation across the continent.