• DfE gets just 14 funding bids for new voluntary aided schools

    The Catholic church has admitted its dioceses are finding it “challenging” to open new voluntary-aided schools, after new figures showed the government has received just 14 bids for capital funding. The church was urged by the government to set up new VA schools last year as a compromise after ministers reneged on an earlier promise

    5.00 Mar. 10th, 2019 | News

  • Let’s not turn RE into a weapon in the war against Catholic schools

    Some campaigners have an ulterior motive in pushing for a national RE curriculum – they know it would cause Catholic schools to close, argues Andy Lewis Despite their historical contribution to this country, there has always been opposition to Catholic schools in one form or another. Whether motivated by anti-migrant racism, establishment anti-Catholicism, or ‘liberal’ secularism, hostility

    5.00 Jul. 25th, 2018 | Opinion