Tags: faith schools
Posted: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:00
Two community schools in Kent are to be folded into an academy trust under Church control, in the latest Church takeover of community schools, a trend warned of by the National Secular Society last year.
Posted: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:43
Hundreds of people have protested against a new school in Bala having a Church in Wales ethos, and a local councillor has called on the Church to back away from the project.
Posted: Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:57
The Irish Minister for Education and Skills has set out plans to tackle the religious discrimination endemic in the Irish education system, hitting out at the unfairness of a baptism requirement for school places.
Posted: Tue, 10 Jan 2017 15:21
The National Secular Society has highlighted failures in the governance of Scottish schools, identifying a string of incidents where pupils have been exposed in schools to extreme religious views.
Posted: Thu, 15 Dec 2016 11:07
The NSS has criticised the Government for refusing to accept a recommendation from the EHRC to review the law which permits faith schools to discriminate against teachers on religious grounds.
Posted: Wed, 14 Dec 2016 09:26
An academic at the University of Edinburgh has called for the Scottish Government to open an Islamic faith school in response to the country's "multifaith and multicultural landscape".
Posted: Mon, 12 Dec 2016 16:16
The NSS has responded to the Government's consultation on plans to remove the faith based free-school admission cap and criticised alternative measures to promote integration as "ineffective and tokenistic".
Posted: Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:25
The Government's consultation on plans to open more faith schools and allow them to select up to 100% of their pupils on religious grounds is coming to a close very soon.
Posted: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 06:25
Government proposals to allow a new wave of fully religiously selective faith schools will not improve standards and are unlikely to boost social mobility, new research has warned.
Posted: Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:43
Research by the BBC has found that more than 30,000 children went missing from English and Welsh schools for "substantial" periods during the 2014-15 academic year.
Posted: Mon, 21 Nov 2016 14:28
Almost two-thirds of Jewish children in Britain attend Jewish faith schools, the majority of which are "strictly Orthodox", according to new research.
Posted: Fri, 18 Nov 2016 12:12
The Office of the Schools Adjudicator (OSA) has upheld several complaints against a "Certificate of Catholic Practice" (CCP) required for school admissions.
Posted: Fri, 18 Nov 2016 12:03
A senior Hackney Council education official has admitted that there are more illegally operating schools in the borough than legal ones.
Posted: Tue, 15 Nov 2016 10:40
A Church of England multi-academy trust is set to close the only non-faith school under its control.
Posted: Thu, 10 Nov 2016 11:19
A debate in the House of Commons on the role of faith and grammar schools saw MPs quiz the Government over its plans to remove the 50% cap on faith-based selection to new faith-based free schools.
Posted: Wed, 09 Nov 2016 11:21
Ofsted is set to appeal a High Court ruling that gender segregation by an Islamic state school is not discriminatory.
Posted: Tue, 08 Nov 2016 13:17
A Church of England faith school in Heysham is considering changing its admissions policy to require parents to attend church for a much longer period to help secure a school place for their child.
Posted: Mon, 07 Nov 2016 15:37
The latest wave of free school applications includes proposals for seven new Hindu schools.
Posted: Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:48
Parents should be encouraged to place pupils in "diverse schools" to help tackle growing ethnic segregation, a major report has warned.
Posted: Fri, 28 Oct 2016 09:03
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.