Civil society leaders urge Government to rethink removing 50% faith selection cap

November 7, 2016
Civil society leaders urge Government to rethink removing 50% faith selection cap

76 figures from across British civic life have published an open letter urging that the Government keeps in place its rule that limits faith free schools not selecting more than half of their pupils on religious grounds.

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Public overwhelmingly opposes religious discrimination in faith school admissions

November 2, 2016

A new poll co-commissioned by Accord reveals that hard-line religious leaders are at odds with their co-religionists and the Government at odds with voters over the issue of religious discrimination by faith schools.

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Catholic Education Service highlights contradiction at heart of Government’s approach to integration

October 28, 2016
Catholic Education Service highlights contradiction at heart of Government’s approach to integration

The Catholic Education Service has described the consequence of faith Free Schools more readily having a homogenous pupil intake due to the Government's plan to scrap the 50% faith Free Schools religious selection cap as 'dreadful', but simultaneously affirmed support for the proposal.

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Accord meets with Kirsty Williams

October 20, 2016
Accord meets with Kirsty Williams

Accord has expressed its thanks to the Cabinet Secretary for Education, Kirsty Williams AM, for meeting with the Coalition in Cardiff yesterday.

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Former Schools Minister reveals Church pressure to prevent inclusive admissions

October 13, 2016
Former Schools Minister reveals Church pressure to prevent inclusive admissions

A former Minister of State for Schools has revealed how coordinated pressure by the Catholic Church scuppered plans 10 years ago to require faith schools to reserve some places for pupils from outside of each school’s faith.

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