For Freedom And Fairness
Join our campaign for an inclusive and secular education system.
We campaign for the law and the administration of justice to be based on equality, respect for human rights, and on objective evidence.
Blasphemy to intimidation, we've always robustly challenged religious threats to free expression.
Public services that are intended for the whole community, especially those funded by public money, should be provided in a secular context.
We campaign on a wide range of topics where religious privilege impacts public life. Including:
For over 150 years we have campaigned for disestablishment, the separation of the C of E and state.
Thu, 19 Apr 2018
Public policy must put "respect for the law" before "respect for the values of others", a House of Lords committee has said.
Wed, 18 Apr 2018
The NSS has launched a national campaign dedicated to ending state-funded faith schools, with backers including the historian Dan Snow.
Tue, 17 Apr 2018
The NSS has responded to a poll which showed public disapproval of parents who 'cheat' the school admissions system.
Thu, 12 Apr 2018
The NSS has criticised the creation of two state-funded, single-sex Muslim secondary schools for up to 800 children each in Manchester.
Wed, 11 Apr 2018
The government is consulting over proposals to introduce a register of home-educated children.
Our education and schools officer examines the education proposals in the Government's new integration strategy and argues that they should lead to a wider discussion of children's rights and facing up to the religious segregation rife in education.
Thu, 15 Mar 2018
Catholic schools are no remedy for a society facing ingrained sectarian division, writes Neil Barber. In praising them Scotland's first minister has shown a willingness to sacrifice social cohesion to reach a block vote.
Wed, 28 Feb 2018
The Government is preparing to extend religious selection in faith schools. Keith Sharpe contrasts its willingness to cause greater segregation with French efforts to encourage integration in the wake of terror attacks.
Tue, 30 Jan 2018
Megan Manson takes on common myths about the 50% cap on children admitted on religious grounds to faith schools.
Mon, 22 Jan 2018
As NSS research highlights a systemic bias against secular schooling, Megan Manson explores the tactics used by religion to infiltrate education – and how parents are fighting back.
Thu, 11 Jan 2018