Tags: School admissions

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 »

NSS asks minister to correct statements on faith school cap

NSS asks minister to correct statements on faith school cap

Minister's claim that plans to remove limits on faith-based admissions won't affect existing schools is inaccurate, NSS says. 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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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 »

NSS address urges UN to call for government action on human rights

NSS address urges UN to call for government action on human rights

Religious privilege is undermining rights of UK citizens, NSS tells UN committee. Read More »

Protect human rights from religious imposition, NSS urges UN

Protect human rights from religious imposition, NSS urges UN

NSS tells UN Human Rights Committee religious privilege is undermining rights in education, healthcare and around free speech. 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 »

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NSS urges government to keep cap on faith-based admissions

Community cohesion and rights of children must come before religious interests, NSS tells schools minister Read More »

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Faith primary schools admit fewer SEND children, research finds

Study: CofE and Catholic primaries less likely than community schools to admit children with special educational needs and disabilities Read More »

NSS calls on Labour to “think again” on faith schools

NSS calls on Labour to “think again” on faith schools

Labour's plan to leave the faith school system unchanged risks perpetuating injustice, unfairness and discrimination, NSS warns. Read More »

Religious selection in schools challenged in parliament

Religious selection in schools challenged in parliament

Parliamentarians have spoken out against state schools which religiously discriminate against children in their admissions.... Read More »

End faith-based selection in schools, UN committee urges

End faith-based selection in schools, UN committee urges

Schools in England should be prevented from religious discrimination in their admissions, a United Nations committee... Read More »

Government agrees to include NSS findings in school admissions review

Government agrees to include NSS findings in school admissions review

The government has said it will consider National Secular Society research on faith schools as part of its next review... Read More »

Faith schools coercing families with ‘cultish’ practices, NSS finds

Faith schools coercing families with ‘cultish’ practices, NSS finds

The National Secular Society has found faith schools are trying to control families' private lives, including parents'... Read More »

End religious discrimination in schools, UN committee tells Ireland

End religious discrimination in schools, UN committee tells Ireland

The National Secular Society has welcomed a United Nations committee's recommendation that Ireland ends faith-based... Read More »

Panel wrongly questions child’s religion at appeal for faith school entry

Panel wrongly questions child’s religion at appeal for faith school entry

A child rejected by a faith school had his baptism status wrongly queried by an admissions appeal panel, an ombudsman... Read More »

Gov't refuses to end faith school discrimination despite inequalities

Gov't refuses to end faith school discrimination despite inequalities

The National Secular Society has called on the government to act to end faith-based school admissions after a minister... Read More »

NSS backs reduction in religious selection at Suffolk faith schools

NSS backs reduction in religious selection at Suffolk faith schools

The National Secular Society has welcomed a decision to end religious selection in some Church of England faith schools... Read More »

Faith school to change all-white ethnicity form after NSS complaint

Faith school to change all-white ethnicity form after NSS complaint

A faith school that put only white ethnic groups on an application form must change its admissions policy after the... Read More »

NSS backs more inclusive faith school admissions in Suffolk

NSS backs more inclusive faith school admissions in Suffolk

The National Secular Society has supported plans to end discriminatory admissions policies for some faith schools... Read More »

DfE doesn’t know how many schools have discriminatory admissions

DfE doesn’t know how many schools have discriminatory admissions

The government has admitted it does not know how many schools apply religious discrimination in their admissions.... Read More »

NSS calls for transparency over discriminatory school admissions

NSS calls for transparency over discriminatory school admissions

The National Secular Society has urged the new schools' minister to increase transparency over school admissions.... Read More »