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Over 40 schools allowed to stop daily Christian worship

More than 40 schools have sought exemptions in the past 18 months from the legal requirement to provide a...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
News

Fact Check: Is Brent Council the ‘first’ to allow multi-belief assemblies?

Several national newspapers this week reported Brent Council as the first in Britain to allow multi-belief school assemblies in...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
Opinion

Stop bashing Catholic schools and let us educate children

As secular campaigners intensify their vocal opposition to faith schools, Andrew Cole charts the battle his Catholic voluntary aided...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
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Religious studies allocation scuppers plans for Jewish free school

The government has rejected a bid to open a Jewish free school in London after criticising its plans to...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Catholic Church will take government to court over school admissions letters from priests

The Catholic church is set to take the government to court early this year over its decision to reject...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
News

20% of black pupils attend Catholic schools – does that mean there’s diversity?

Pupils in Catholic schools are the “most ethnically diverse in the country”, proving that a religious ethos is “not...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
News

More faith schools ‘unlikely’ to boost social mobility

A plan to boost the number of faith school places by changing prohibitive admissions rules on new schools is...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

School admissions watchdog rejects ‘Catholic certificate’

The school admissions watchdog has ruled that a new certificate used to confirm a pupil is from a “practising...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
News

Ofsted ordered to amend report claiming gender segregation broke law

A school has lost its High Court challenge to overturn an Ofsted report placing it in “special measures”, although...

John Dickens
John Dickens