Why is the Catholic church allowed to hinder secondary school choice?

A case in Leicestershire shows the mess faith groups make of admissions and why secular accountability is necessary, argues Alastair Lichten.

The practice of state funded faith schools discriminating in favour of prospective pupils on the basis of their parents’ religion is well known. ‘On your knees, avoid the fees’ has become common parlance in conversations about religiously selective state schools. But the ways in which faith schools undermine families’ choices can be more diverse, complex, and occasionally counterintuitive.

The ‘NSS articles’ category contains links to my opinion pieces, written while a campaigns officer or head of education for the National Secular Society, before June 2022. You can read the full original of this article here >>>

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