Alex Kennedy at Accord (of which we were a founder member) has done some excellent work looking at religious admissions and social selection, in particular with regard to the extent to which faith schools take vulnerable children. It seems that faith schools take far fewer when compared to other schools of a non-religious character, particularly when it comes to measures such as free school meals or children with Special Educational Needs.
A disagreement has broken out between equalities, education and children's groups and Government minister Ed Balls over the Children, Schools and Families Bill’s amendments concerning Personal, Social and Health Education.
A leading Hindu organisation is among the inclusive education campaigners to express concern about the precedent set for more religiously selective schooling by the Krishna-Avanti Primary School in Edgware.
The Accord Coalition for inclusive schooling has been joined by several major organisations in expressing grave concerns over the extent to which taxpayer-funded faith schools can currently discriminate against teaching staff.