94% of parents do not consider religious affiliation an important factor when choosing a school

June 3, 2021
94% of parents do not consider religious affiliation an important factor when choosing a school

An Ofsted commissioned opinion poll has found only 6% of parents of school age children in England consider a school’s religious ethos to be an important factor when determining school choice.

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Lords to consider change to Collective Worship laws in England

May 28, 2021
Lords to consider change to Collective Worship laws in England

A Private Members Bill seeking to remove the obligation on state funded non-faith schools in England to provide daily worship has been brought before the House of Lords.

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Faith school providers encouraged to take further advantage of academisation power grab

May 5, 2021
Faith school providers encouraged to take further advantage of academisation power grab

The Department for Education is to provide financial support for the creation of more Church of England and Catholic academy trusts so that more local authority-maintained Church schools become academies.

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Church of England urged to transform its attitude to discrimination

April 22, 2021
Church of England urged to transform its attitude to discrimination

The Accord Coalition has welcomed the Final Report of the Archbishops’ Anti-Racism Taskforce, but urged the Church of England to evidence its commitment to racial justice by leading its schools away from operating religiously discriminatory practices that indirectly discriminate on the grounds of race.

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Catholic school set to become the first in Northern Ireland to turn into an integrated school

April 16, 2021
Catholic school set to become the first in Northern Ireland to turn into an integrated school

Plans for the first Catholic school in Northern Ireland to become an integrated school have taken a major step forward due to Northern Ireland’s Education Minister having offered their formal consent for the proposal.

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