Faith schools in England now almost entirely state funded

December 27, 2013

A response to a Freedom of Information Act request by the Accord Coalition serves to highlight the tiny amount that the governing bodies of faith schools contribute to their schools.

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10 percent of upper middle class parents admit to false Church attendance so their child can go to a top performing Church School

December 18, 2013

A new survey has provided a unique insight as to how faith school admission policies are being abused, revealing the hypocrisy that pervades the faith admissions system, and bringing into question the continuing involvement of faith groups in state funded education.

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Faith schools performance due to back door social selection

December 13, 2013

Accord has highlighted evidence showing the difference in the social and ability profile of pupils at faith and non-faith schools and its relationship with school standards.

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Church of England education division lacking in compassion towards the poor

December 6, 2013

The Church of England’s education division has labelled compelling new research showing the extent to which its religiously selective schools are skewed towards serving the affluent, rather than the poor, as ‘wilful misrepresentation'.

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‘Danger of creating educational apartheid’ writes Accord Chair

December 5, 2013

Chair of the Accord Coalition, Rabbi Dr Jonathan Romain, has written a comment piece in this week’s Times Educational Supplement calling for an end to the legal exemptions that allow state funded faith schools to select pupils by faith.

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