The Government’s chief minister for standards in schools, Lord Adonis, is expected to emphasise the government’s commitment to faith schools at a conference today. He will address head teachers and governors of Church of England schools in Harrogate.
The case of a boy who has been refused a bus pass because he has not been baptised as a Roman Catholic has been referred to the Equality Commission. Elliott Stewart, 11, was denied a free pass to St Leonard’s School in Durham.
Almost a quarter of parents in London would lie about their faith to get their children into school, according to a new survey. 23% of London respondents to Children's Society commissioned poll said they would give false information.
The scrapping of plans to require new faith schools in England to raise intakes from other religions is a sign of an emerging, but undesirable and problematic 'New Deal' between faith groups and government, the think tank Ekklesia has today warned.