• 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 faith-based schools is lifted. The highest levels of immigration from Catholic countries are to the capital and East Anglia – so the Catholic Education Service expects the demand for new faith schools will be most acute

    7.00 Mar. 10th, 2018 | News

  • Schools mustn't stop teaching other religions

    With talk in the air that the new education secretary will deregulate faith schools, Charlotte Avery makes her plea for the place of comparative religion It was suggested this week that the new education secretary Damian Hinds plans to remove the 50-per-cent cap on pupils of the same religion being admitted to faith schools. This

    5.00 Jan. 21st, 2018 | Opinion

  • Hijabs are none of Ofsted's business

    Schools should be safe spaces – allowing outside authority figures to probe young girls’ choice of religious expression is precisely the wrong approach to take, argues Zubeda Limbada Last week, Amanda Spielman recommended that Ofsted inspectors in England should question Muslim primary school girls who wear a headscarf. She wants to tackle situations in which

    14.22 Nov. 29th, 2017 | Opinion

  • 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 place of daily Christian worship – but Schools Week has found little evidence for the claim, with the council insisting its schools have been able to do this for 11 years. The reports were based on

    5.00 Mar. 3rd, 2017 | News