Battles over education are once again dominating our attention in the early weeks of 2018. In particular we're urging supporters to keep up the pressure on the Government not to lift the cap on faith-based admissions to faith schools. You can find a link to our template letter, which makes writing to your MP on the subject quicker and easier, below.
As it stands new faith-based academies and free schools must keep at least half their places open to any local child, irrespective of religion. This rule is not nearly enough to promote a secular and inclusive education system. But when the short-term alternative is to spend public money funding schools which select all their pupils on the basis of their parents' faith, it's a concession worth fighting for.