Research suggests the Church of England downplays the extent of religious discrimination in admissions to the schools it runs. Its embarrassment shows the need to end this practice, says Alastair Lichten.
There is a widespread misconception, encouraged by the Church of England, that ‘its’ faith schools are open to all and do not religiously discriminate in admissions. Like the C of E’s efforts to avoid church schools being described as faith schools, efforts to downplay or obfuscate discriminatory admissions have various motivations.
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