Tags: faith schools
Posted: Wed, 04 Dec 2013 11:55
The National Secular Society is assisting local parents to block a proposal to convert a Suffolk community school to a Church of England school.
Posted: Tue, 03 Dec 2013 13:16
New research published by the Fair Admissions Campaign has highlighted the extent to which faith-based admissions policies create socio-economic segregation.
Report says governors at “chaotic” Muslim free school have been told to resign or school will be closed
Posted: Wed, 20 Nov 2013 13:26
The Derby Telegraph is reporting that the governors at the Al-Madinah Muslim free school have been told to step down and let another sponsor take over or the school will be closed.
Posted: Mon, 18 Nov 2013 11:55
The Al-Madinah free school in Derby will be told this week that it must replace its board of governors or have its state funding removed.
Posted: Thu, 14 Nov 2013 15:59
Despite the fact that Wales is being particularly badly affected by the current economic downturn, churches in the country are demanding that subsidies for transport of children to faith schools remain untouched.
Posted: Fri, 08 Nov 2013 11:42
The Church Times has reported this week that there is to be a large-scale expansion of Church of England schools across the country to accommodate the rising demand for school places.
Lancashire church leaders unhappy at proposal to increase parents’ contribution to faith school transport costs
Posted: Thu, 07 Nov 2013 16:14
Lancashire County Council is under fire from church leaders who accuse them of planning to "penalise" parents who send their children to religious schools.
Posted: Thu, 17 Oct 2013 10:18
A damning Ofsted report has found the Al-Madinah Muslim free school in Derby to be "dysfunctional" and "inadequate" in all areas.
Posted: Thu, 10 Oct 2013 14:49
A state funded Jewish faith school has been caught blacking out questions on science exam papers.
Posted: Tue, 08 Oct 2013 14:24
Derby's Al-Madinah Muslim free school has been ordered to take "swift action" to address concerns over the way it is run or face closure.
Posted: Wed, 02 Oct 2013 08:10
The Muslim free school at the centre of controversy over the past few weeks has been closed after school inspection body Ofsted raised "health and safety" concerns.
Posted: Mon, 30 Sep 2013 15:21
Somerset County Council is proposing to reduce subsidies for transport to faith schools in order to bring them into line with those for non-faith schools.
Posted: Tue, 24 Sep 2013 11:16
A new, large scale opinion poll shows that a majority of people in Great Britain are against Government funding of "faith schools."
Posted: Mon, 23 Sep 2013 13:03
More revelations have been revealed by The Sunday Times about the Al-Madinah school in Derby — Britain's first Muslim free school.
Posted: Fri, 20 Sep 2013 14:01
The Derby Telegraph is reporting that a Muslim free school that was set up as being "based on Muslim principles, but not as a Muslim school" is now demanding that women teachers sign new contracts obliging them to wear hijabs — whether they are Muslim or not.
Posted: Tue, 17 Sep 2013 08:23
Thurrock Council in Essex is the latest to decide that it will no longer fund transport for pupils attending faith schools. Last year it spent £480,000 transporting children to religious schools outside their catchment areas.
Posted: Wed, 28 Aug 2013 16:57
The Office of the Schools Adjudicator has rejected a complaint concerning a non-religiously designated academy in Solihull that gave priority in admissions to pupils from a religiously selective 'faith school'.
Posted: Tue, 27 Aug 2013 14:58
The mother of two boys attending a Catholic school in Durham says she was told by the council that the younger of the two could not have free transport on the school bus because he wasn't baptised.
Belgium: State funding to be withdrawn from religious schools that fail to teach mandatory curriculum
Posted: Thu, 15 Aug 2013 15:31
New Belgian regulations that compel religious schools to teach the country's mandatory curriculum in full have been criticised by ultra-Orthodox Charedi Jews.
Posted: Fri, 09 Aug 2013 09:39
Leeds City Council has seen off an attempt by opposition councillors to derail its plans to cut free transport for children attending "faith schools".