Everyday Champions Church, the group bidding to set up a creationist Free School, have announced that their proposal has passed the first round of applications and is through to the interview stage of the process.
The British Humanist Association (BHA) has stated: “Religious discrimination in admissions is against the ideal of an open and inclusive school system. It is our firm position that no state-funded ‘faith’ school should be permitted to
The Department for Education has today released updated statistics on Free Schools approved to open in September, with four more schools approved. This latest tranche brings the number of approved ‘faith’ Free Schools up to six out of the thirteen.
The Education Bill was debated in the House of Lords yesterday, and humanist peers argued for abolishing English state schools’ requirement to hold a daily act of collective worship of a broadly Christian character. However, concerns were
The House of Commons Education Committee published their report today on the introduction of the English Baccalaureate (EBac), in particular looking at the impact on Religious Education (RE). The report found that a ‘focus on a fairly narrow