‘Spending time in church to gain a school place has become the religious equivalent of paying cash for honours’ writes Accord Chair

September 2, 2013

Chair of the Accord Coalition, Rabbi Dr Jonathan Romain MBE, has written a piece against religious discrimination in faith school admissions for the Guardian’s comment and political opinion website site Comment is Free today.

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Mixed picture on latest Schools Adjudicator rulings

August 31, 2013

The Office of the Schools Adjudicator has issued several judgements in the last week regarding the admissions policy at several faith schools, highlighting just some of the practical difficulties of having religiously selective schools in the state funded school system.

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Green Party joins the Fair Admissions Campaign

August 19, 2013
Green Party joins the Fair Admissions Campaign

The Green Party's move to join the Fair Admissions Campaign has been welcomed as demonstrating the growing consensus for the need for reform of admission arrangements in the state funded faith school sector.

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Child denied place at a religiously selective school two doors from their home and attended by two siblings

August 12, 2013

The Accord Coalition has added new examples to its dossier of media stories and testimonies of narrow and discriminatory practices by schools, including a shocking story revealed yesterday of a child denied a place at a school two doors from their home and attended by two siblings.

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Catholic Education Service support for diluted provision of sex education revealed

August 2, 2013

This week the Department for Education has released to Accord via a Freedom of Information Act request the Catholic Education Service’s recent submission to the National Curriculum Review, which contrasts with its previous enthusiasm for compulsory Sex and Relationships Education in schools.

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