Minister pledges to keep 50% cap in religious admissions

June 25, 2015
Minister pledges to keep 50% cap in religious admissions

Accord has welcomed news from the Government that it is to continue to limit new Academy faith schools that do not replace a pre-existing state funded school from selecting more than half their pupils on religious grounds.

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Major new report into the role of religion and belief in schools calls for reform

June 15, 2015

The Accord Coalition has broadly welcomed a new report by Professor Linda Woodhead and Charles Clarke calling for a change in the way religion and belief is currently negotiated at state funded schools in England.

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Shadow Education Secretary warns of religious and ethnic segregation

June 11, 2015

Accord has welcomed Tristram Hunt highlighting that the issue of religious and ethnic segregation in the school system in England needs to be addressed.

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Call to prevent community schools being forced to become faith Academies

June 5, 2015

Accord has urged for guarantees that community schools will not be required or able to discriminate by faith or provide narrow or instructional Religious Education if they are forced to join faith Academy chains.

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Bishops urged against religious discrimination

May 29, 2015

Accord has written to the Secretary of State for Education, Nicky Morgan, urging that the 50% religious selection in admissions cap at new Academy faith schools be maintained.

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