This month we'll be helping parents in Hampton Water, Peterborough, who are campaigning for an inclusive local school rather than a
proposed Catholic faith school. We want every faith school proposal to face robust opposition at every level and make every effort to support secular inclusive
alternatives. We always seek to work with local supporters and build a broad positive coalition.
In our latest testimonial, Janet
shares her son's experience of being made to feel abnormal in their local school because he's not Christian.
In other news this month, the Department for Education confirms it plans to retain the
cap on religious discrimination in admissions to new academies. But it's exploring options to increase the number of fully selective voluntary aided schools. The
dean of Westminster Abbey has called for more state funded Islamic
schools. Yet another report has found that faith schools'
academic benefits are overstated. And we've highlighted a petition where
Campaigners in Lancaster are calling on a C of E faith school to stop discriminating in admissions.
Have you been assigned a faith school against your wishes, like John from Plymouth?
Were you unable to send your child to your local school because of religious discrimination, like Stephen from Newcastle Upon Tyne?
Have you had to deal with unwanted evangelism at your or your child's school, like Helen from York?
Have you been affected by faith schools' discriminatory relationships teaching, like Catherine from County Durham?
Are you a teacher who's been turned down for a job because you're the 'wrong' religion, like Rachel from Sussex, or dealing with growing evangelism at a CofE
faith school, like another of our contributors?
You can help the campaign by showing the people behind the facts, figures and principled arguments against faith schools.