News

DfE pulls plug on new voluntary-aided secondary over ‘lack of need’

One of only three proposed new voluntary-aided schools approved for government set-up cash has been cancelled because of a...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Revealed: The 7 new faith school trusts at the heart of the DfE’s academies drive

The government has named the first seven new faith school trusts it is funding to help drive its academisation...

James Carr
James Carr
News

Berridge happy for en-masse conversions in faith schools academies plan

Baroness Berridge said she would not rule out the rapid growth of religious trusts, after announcing over £2 million...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
News

Faith schools waive church attendance requirements

Faith schools are amending requirements for prospective pupils to have attended places of worship in the wake of Covid-19...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips
News

DfE could lose ‘millions’ under faith academies plan

The government could lose millions in contributions towards capital funding if religious groups convert their schools into academies en-masse....

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
News

Sikh school claims DfE gives it ‘little choice’ in its future

A local Sikh community has called on the education secretary to intervene in the case of a faith school...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
Opinion

What are the routes to opening new VA schools?

To open a new school three things are needed: a proposer, permission, and capital funding, explains Simon Foulkes The...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
Opinion

The government must not allow segregated faith schools in through the back door

The cap on religious selection at faith schools may not have been lifted but the war isn’t over, writes Andrew...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
News

Where are new Catholic schools most likely to open?

New Catholic schools are most likely to open in London and the east of England if the cap on...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg