Tags: Faith schools

NSS tells DfE: schools need less religious discrimination, not more

NSS tells DfE: schools need less religious discrimination, not more

NSS strongly opposes plans to scrap 50% cap on faith-based admissions at free schools in response to Government consultation. Read More »

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Faith school omitting content on “religious grounds”, Ofsted finds

Jewish school censors pictures of people which do not meet religious 'modesty' codes and does not let pupils speak to inspectors alone. Read More »

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Religious privilege in schools fosters inequality, NSS tells Ofsted

Ofsted should recognise how faith based admissions may affect school performance, NSS says. Read More »

NSS: Catholic Church donations to minister raise "serious" concerns

NSS: Catholic Church donations to minister raise "serious" concerns

Donations from Catholic Church to Gillian Keegan calls decision to remove limits on religious school admissions into question, says NSS. Read More »

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Faith school segregating pupils and staff by sex, Ofsted finds

Treatment of pupils differs by sex at school where girls help look after young pupils while boys play sport. Read More »

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Success! Church takeover of secular school aborted

Announcement follows lobbying from NSS, parents, teachers and union. Read More »

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Majority in Scotland have no religion, Census finds

"Watershed moment" as 51.1% of Scots said they have no religion in the 2022 census. Read More »

Stop faith school amalgamation, school staff tell council

Stop faith school amalgamation, school staff tell council

Letter from Charlotte Sharman staff says there is "overwhelming parental consensus" against the proposed faith school. Read More »

NSS “appalled” at plans for more discriminatory faith schools

NSS “appalled” at plans for more discriminatory faith schools

Government presses ahead with plan to abolish 50% cap on faith-based admissions at free schools despite widespread opposition. Read More »

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NI assembly votes in favour of inclusive, evidence-based RSE

MLAs speak of "twisted" RSE teaching that thoughts of sex are "sinful" and same-sex relationships "laughed at". Read More »

Faith school takeover proceeds despite overwhelming opposition

Faith school takeover proceeds despite overwhelming opposition

NSS: Governors 'concealing' strength of feeling against Church of England ethos. Read More »

NSS announces major conference on protecting liberal values

NSS announces major conference on protecting liberal values

Kenan Malik, Joan Smith and more speaking at NSS Secularism 2024 conference in London. Read More »

NSS joins open letter against faith school discrimination

NSS joins open letter against faith school discrimination

Education experts, politicians, religious leaders and public figures unite to call on Education Secretary to keep the faith school admissions cap. Read More »

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Faith school found inadequate for ten years fails inspection again

Jewish school where teachers slapped children criticised for poor secular education in latest inspection. Read More »

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NSS urges PM to retain cap on faith-based admissions

Supporters of inclusive schools encouraged to tell MPs to protect the 50% cap. Read More »

NSS alarmed at plan to let new schools select all pupils based on faith

NSS alarmed at plan to let new schools select all pupils based on faith

Faith-based academies could be free to select all pupils based on religion within months, sources say. Read More »

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Councils say faith schools disadvantaging looked after children

Evidence increasing that faith schools disadvantage those with greatest need. Read More »

Don’t merge secular school into faith school, NSS urges council

Don’t merge secular school into faith school, NSS urges council

The National Secular Society has urged Southwark Council to reject plans to merge a nonreligious school into a faith... Read More »

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Faith school banning parts of geography lessons, Ofsted finds

Ofsted finds faith school prohibiting parts of lessons it judges incompatible with its religious beliefs. Read More »

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Remove religious barriers to inclusion in NI schools, paper says

"Little change" in school religious composition for over two decades, research finds Read More »

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Peer calls for more secular democracy in RE debate

Lord Warner challenges prayers in parliament and schools, bishops' bench, and faith schools. Read More »

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NSS highlights religious barriers to inclusive education in NI

NSS response to inquiry calls for more integrated schools and more secular education system in Northern Ireland. Read More »

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Faith schools “most socially selective”, report finds

Faith schools admit disproportionately fewer pupils on free school meals, says Sutton Trust. Read More »

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Faith schools’ admissions criteria found in breach of regulations

Schools highlighted by the National Secular Society for coercive and controlling behaviour found to be non-compliant with regulations. Read More »

Success: East Lothian Council ends religious reps’ voting powers

Success: East Lothian Council ends religious reps’ voting powers

Sixth Scottish council this year ends voting privileges for religious representatives following NSS intervention. Read More »