• 40% of faith schools favour religious children of any denomination

    Nearly half of England’s secondary faith schools prioritise religious families – of any denomination – over the non-religious, according to new research. While the figure is 40 per cent overall, Catholic state secondary schools are the worst offenders. In a survey of admissions policies at 637 faith schools, Humanists UK found that 60 per cent

    10.49 Jun. 19th, 2018 | News

  • Church of England prepares for closure of village schools

    The Church of England may have to close some of its small rural schools as problems with funding, teacher supply and building maintenance get worse. It oversees 70 per cent of schools in the smallest category, those with fewer than 110 pupils, which means that the challenges facing most schools in the country – teacher

    7.00 May. 6th, 2018 | News

  • Church of England sidesteps government rules over multi-academy trust control

    The Church of England is to gain overall control of a new multi-academy trust, even though nine of the 10 schools intended for the new trust are secular. The Diocese of Newcastle’s board of education will be allowed to appoint three of the five board members of the proposed ‘Tynedale Community Learning Trust’ if consultation

    5.00 Jun. 10th, 2017 | News