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The C of E's newly released guidance on pupil admission policies for its schools fails to substantiate earlier commitments to reduce discrimination.
Research shows that religious discrimination in schools presents a big barrier to integration, and that ethnic segregation in English schools is entrenched.
The Accord Coalition has sent a briefing to MPs ahead of the Report Stage and third reading of the Education Bill in the House Commons this Wednesday.
Inclusive education advocates have welcomed a 'radical' suggestion from the Bishop of Oxford, that church schools should severely limit religious selection.
The Accord Coalition says it is "deeply disappointed" that parliament will not look at Education Bill amendments to keep schools open to the whole community.
The Accord Coalition says it is delighted – but also disappointed - by the Church Schools Awards, which will be announced on Thursday.
New government figures show that faith schools comprise over 2/3 of the schools with top SATS results, though they account for less than 40 per cent of primary schools.
Some findings from recent polling by YouGov seem to challenge the claim that the religion of a school is a priority for parents when making the choice over where they want their children to be educate
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