Tags: faith schools
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.
Posted: Mon, 10 Oct 2016 12:16
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 10:10
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 07:12
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: Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:54
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 13:00
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: Tue, 13 Sep 2016 15:02
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 08:46
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 08:51
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.