Accord announces fresh wave of Distinguished Supporters in Parliament

January 10, 2014
Accord announces fresh wave of Distinguished Supporters in Parliament

The Accord Coalition has today welcomed nine new Distinguished Supporters in Parliament, highlighting the widespread and growing support for making state funded schools open and suitable for all.

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Call by Ireland’s Ombudsman for Children to end religious discrimination in pupil admissions

January 3, 2014

The Republic of Ireland’s Ombudsman for Children, Emily Logan, has called for the law to be changed so state funded faith schools no longer have the blanket freedom to discriminate in their admissions policy against children on faith grounds.

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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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