Accord urges UK Government to close illegal school loopholes

December 17, 2019
Accord urges UK Government to close illegal school loopholes

Following the Election and tougher stance Ofsted is taking in scrutinising independent schools, Accord has urged the Government to close loopholes that are enabling illegally unregistered schools to operate.

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Catholic education authorities at odds over the need for their schools to reserve all places for Catholics

December 5, 2019
Catholic education authorities at odds over the need for their schools to reserve all places for Catholics

A Catholic Diocese has proposed opening a school that would not be fully religiously discriminatory in pupil admissions, prompting fresh questions about why the Catholic Education Service asserts state funded Catholic schools must be able to reserve all their pupil places on religious grounds.

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High court maintains protest ban around Anderton Park School

November 26, 2019
High court maintains protest ban around Anderton Park School

The Accord Coalition for has welcomed as important and proportionate the continuation of an injunction preventing anti-LGBT protests outside of Anderton Park School in Birmingham.

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Academy trust backs down in Collective Worship legal challenge

November 20, 2019
Academy trust backs down in Collective Worship legal challenge

The Oxford Diocesan Schools Trust has conceded the demands of two parents who legally challenged the extent of Christian activities and the poor alternative provision to daily Christian worship at their child’s non-faith community school, which the Trust runs.

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Discriminatory faith schools in England nearly entirely taxpayer funded

November 10, 2019
Discriminatory faith schools in England nearly entirely taxpayer funded

A Freedom of Information response to Accord has revealed a big drop over the last decade in the financial contribution that discriminatory faith schools make towards their own running costs, posing fresh questions about the schools operating in religiously exclusive ways.

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