Growth in faith schools choosing not to select children on faith grounds

July 30, 2013
Growth in faith schools choosing not to select children on faith grounds

The Sunday Telegraph published an article about the innovative approach of the Anglican Diocese of London, which advocates that its existing schools do not select more than half of their pupils on the grounds of faith and for new schools to not select any pupils on this basis.

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Accord queries faith school community cohesion claim during parliamentary debate

July 23, 2013
Accord queries faith school community cohesion claim during parliamentary debate

The issue of religiously selective admission arrangements at faith schools was debated in the House of Lords yesterday, following a question tabled by Fair Admissions Campaign supporter, Joan Bakewell.

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Accord calls for faith and non-faith schools to follow the same guidelines for the provision of Religious Education

July 20, 2013
Accord calls for faith and non-faith schools to follow the same guidelines for the provision of Religious Education

Following comments today by the Chair of the Church of England’s Board of Education that a national curriculum for the teaching of Religious Education in schools should be created, Accord has urged that faith schools be required to follow the same RE guidelines as non-faith schools.

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Kentish Town Church of England Primary School to review its admission arrangements

July 18, 2013

Accord has attended a meeting today convened by the Office of the Schools Adjudicator regarding complaints about the admission arrangements at a religiously selective school.

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Accord at the Church of England General Synod

July 8, 2013

The Accord Coalition has held a fringe event debating the future of religiously selective admission policies at Church of England schools at the meeting of its General Synod in York today.

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