Tags: Faith Schools

More revelations about the Derby Muslim free school

More revelations about the Derby Muslim free school

Posted: Mon, 23 Sep 2013

More revelations have been revealed by The Sunday Times about the Al-Madinah school in Derby — Britain's first Muslim free school. Read More »

Non-Muslim women teachers being forced to wear hijabs at Derby free school

Non-Muslim women teachers being forced to wear hijabs at Derby free school

Posted: Fri, 20 Sep 2013

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. Read More »

Extremism fears prompt Government to scupper plans for Islamic free school

Extremism fears prompt Government to scupper plans for Islamic free school

Posted: Mon, 15 Jul 2013

The Department for Education has scuppered plans for an Islamic free school in Halifax after alarm was raised over its links with a local Islamic centre. Read More »

Wirral latest council to cut free transport to religious schools

Wirral latest council to cut free transport to religious schools

Posted: Thu, 04 Jul 2013

Wirral council is the latest to make cuts to free transport for pupils attending religious schools. Read More »

Government has a “duty” to provide Catholic Education, says Archbishop

Government has a “duty” to provide Catholic Education, says Archbishop

Posted: Tue, 25 Jun 2013

One of the Vatican's most senior clerics has used a visit to Scotland to reinforce the message that the provision of faith schools by the state is a fundamental right of Catholic families. Read More »

US President criticises faith schools during Northern Ireland visit

US President criticises faith schools during Northern Ireland visit

Posted: Thu, 20 Jun 2013

The US President, Barack Obama, has condemned 'faith schools' as 'divisive'' during a speech to an audience of young people and dignitaries ahead of the G8 summit in Northern Ireland. Read More »

Rethink ordered over discriminatory school transport cuts

Rethink ordered over discriminatory school transport cuts

Posted: Tue, 11 Jun 2013

A controversial plan by Flintshire Council to cut funding for transport to faith schools for pupils unable to prove their religious beliefs has been thrown into doubt after a scrutiny committee called for it to be scrapped. Read More »

Religious discrimination against teachers challenged in Northern Ireland

Religious discrimination against teachers challenged in Northern Ireland

Posted: Thu, 30 May 2013

Northern Ireland's biggest employer of teachers in Catholic schools has called for the scrapping of legislation that allows schools to legally discriminate on religious grounds. Read More »

Hull council latest to scrap free pupil transport to religious schools

Hull council latest to scrap free pupil transport to religious schools

Posted: Thu, 23 May 2013

Hull City Council is to cease discretionary funding transport for pupils attending "faith schools" from September 2014. The change will save £339,000 in 2014-15 according to council figures. Read More »

NSS condemns Flintshire Council's 'discriminatory' transport policy

NSS condemns Flintshire Council's 'discriminatory' transport policy

Posted: Wed, 22 May 2013

The National Secular Society has criticised a decision by Flintshire Council to discriminate against people without religious faith in its school transport arrangements. Read More »

Plans to open Sikh faith school in Buckinghamshire village derailed

Plans to open Sikh faith school in Buckinghamshire village derailed

Posted: Wed, 15 May 2013

Controversial plans to open a Sikh free school in the Buckinghamshire village of Stoke Poges have been recommended for refusal by South Bucks District Council planning officers. Read More »