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Campaigners for inclusive education have given a mixed response to the government's new Education Bill and its implications for equality
The Accord Coalition, which works for inclusive education, has met with Nick Gibb MP, the Minister of State for Schools, to urging an end to discriminatory practices.
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.
The Accord Coalition has reacted with dismay to news that the government will not consider making Sex and Relationships Education part of the National Curriculum.
The Accord Coalition for inclusive schooling has expressed concern over specific proposals in the Education White Paper, while backing improved standards.
Teaching unions, educationists, religious bodies and humanists have issued a joint call to the government to end compulsory worship in 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
It has emerged that ministers have had numerous meetings with groups that ignore the failures of faith schools with regard to vulnerable children
The Accord Coalition for inclusive schooling has welcomed a new report showing widespread support for Sex and Relationships Education.
The Accord Coalition has criticised schools that have been found to skew pupil admissions rules in favour of middle class families - including some faith schools.