Tags: faith schools
Posted: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:13
Non-religious parents in St Albans have been told by the local authority that the only state education they can offer their children is at a faith school.
Posted: Tue, 12 Aug 2014 09:51
A Christian lobby group is threatening the Government with a judicial review over its plans to introduce new standards for independent schools aimed at reinforcing equality and fundamental values.
Posted: Mon, 04 Aug 2014 13:10
The National Secular Society has backed Government plans to tackle religious extremism in schools by reinforcing principles of equality and fundamental values – but has argued that proposed new standards don't go far enough.
Claim that children's religious freedoms breached by scrapping of free transport to faith schools rejected by secularists
Posted: Mon, 04 Aug 2014 08:53
A Conservative Assembly Member for South Wales has claimed that not providing free transport to faith schools breaches a child's right to manifest a religion.
Posted: Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:42
A Turkish Cypriot parent from London has branded the offer of a Greek orthodox faith based free school to her son as "wholly unacceptable" and an "insult".
Posted: Fri, 04 Jul 2014 10:02
Eleven children whose parents refused places at a Hindu faith school in the London borough of Redbridge have been left with no school place for September.
Posted: Tue, 17 Jun 2014 10:43
Ofsted has told the National Secular Society that it is updating its guidance on inspecting 'faith schools' following criticism that it endorsed gender segregation in lessons.
Posted: Thu, 12 Jun 2014 14:03
The NSS has accused Ofsted of "capitulating to oppressive religious demands" after the schools regulator told inspectors that gender segregation in faith schools should not be taken as a sign of inequality.
Posted: Wed, 11 Jun 2014 12:59
The Church of England's chief education officer has indicated that new CofE schools will adopt 'open admissions' policy but will still be "rooted in Christian heritage".
Posted: Mon, 02 Jun 2014 15:41
The shadow education secretary, Tristram Hunt, has called for more robust inspections to ensure all schools deliver a "broad and balanced" curriculum.
Posted: Thu, 29 May 2014 13:32
Families of children allocated places at Hindu faith school in the London Borough of Redbridge plan to appeal the decision, saying the school's religious ethos is at odds with their own beliefs and values.
Posted: Thu, 22 May 2014 13:33
Parents of a child refused a place at a state funded Catholic school have criticised the school over its admissions criteria, and say the school's policy of giving preferential treatment to worshippers has left their lives in turmoil.
Posted: Mon, 19 May 2014 16:51
Falkirk Council has announced plans to change admissions policies for all its denominational (Roman Catholic) schools to ensure baptised children are given priority over other children.
Children allocated places at Sikh academy offered alternatives – but faith school allocations continue to cause resentment
Posted: Thu, 15 May 2014 14:38
Parents who were allocated places at a controversial Sikh school against their wishes have all been found alternative places, the local authority has confirmed.
Posted: Sun, 11 May 2014 09:13
The National Secular Society has expressed concern that inspectors with extremist views are working for the body responsible for inspecting Muslims and Christian independent schools.
Posted: Sun, 04 May 2014 12:50
The National Secular Society has challenged the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, over his comments that Britain is a "deeply Christian country" and that church schools are "a very good use of social capital".
Posted: Thu, 01 May 2014 12:38
A number of Conservative MPs have called on the Government to scrap the 50% cap on faith based admissions to free schools, to give Catholic schools greater freedoms to discriminate on religious grounds.
Posted: Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:47
A Church of England school near Sevenoaks, Kent has refused an appeal by the local parish council to end discrimination against non-churchgoers.
Posted: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:59
The National Secular Society has welcomed reports that Ofsted inspectors are to be sent to schools amid concerns that children are being radicalised and exposed to extremist ideologies.
Posted: Sun, 06 Apr 2014 07:09
Non-religious and Christian parents who have been allocated places for their children at a Sikh free school have argued that their right to educate their children according to their beliefs is being infringed.