Faith schools

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Schools call for end to ‘archaic’ daily worship following UK census results
With fewer than half the population in England and Wales describing themselves as Christian, there are calls to end religious assemblies

Anna Fazackerley

03, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Cleverly criticises China for arresting journalists – but what about Britain? | Brief letters
Brief letters: Press freedom | Dry December | Mpox | Declining Christianity | Antidisestablishmentarianism | PPE contracts

30, Nov, 2022 @5:39 PM

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‘Serious failures’ over sex and drugs incidents at Catholic school
Ofsted criticises £37,905-a-year Ampleforth college for inadequate safeguarding of vulnerable students

Helen Pidd North of England editor

16, Mar, 2022 @6:50 PM

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Catholic church in legal battle over bid to force schools to become academies
Unions write to education secretary calling on him to withdraw orders issued to group of Catholic schools

Richard Adams Education editor

08, Feb, 2022 @7:33 PM

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Birmingham Islamic school sues Ofsted after being failed for leaflet
Birchfield girls’ school rated inadequate after inspectors find ‘inflammatory’ circular from 1994

Nazia Parveen

26, Jan, 2020 @1:59 PM

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‘We can’t give in’: the Birmingham school on the frontline of anti-LGBT protests
Protests by Muslims against teaching about gay relationships at their children’s primary came to a head last week. We meet the people caught between activists and the law

Donna Ferguson

26, May, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Teaching children to respect and celebrate LGBT+ relationships | Letters
Letters: Geoff Dexter takes issue with remarks made by Sir Michael Wilshaw, Oliver Boaler is appalled to see James Gray vote against guidelines introducing LGBT-inclusive sex and relationship education, Doug Clark warns against censoring debate, and Robert Davidson says Quakers are gay-friendly


01, Apr, 2019 @4:07 PM

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Investigation after pupils say they were 'pinched and slapped' at faith school
Ofsted refers safeguarding concerns after pupils at Talmud Torah Yetev Lev primary report physical sanctions

Richard Adams Education editor

19, Feb, 2019 @7:50 PM

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How inaction causes segregation | Letters
Letters: Government inaction harms social cohesion, argues Roger Tomlinson, while Christopher Clayton berates politicians for ignoring concerns about multiculturalism. Sue Leyland sees segregation at work in the education system


20, Sep, 2018 @4:58 PM

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Desperate parents are bribing priests with muffins – our faith school system must end | Zoe Williams
Parents pretend to be religious and clerics pretend to believe them. Getting into state-funded church schools encourages hypocrisy all round

Zoe Williams

12, Sep, 2018 @3:03 PM

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Chief rabbi calls on Jewish schools to tackle homophobia
Ephraim Mirvis says many LGBT+ pupils in Orthodox schools ‘endure deep distress’

Harriet Sherwood Religion correspondent

05, Sep, 2018 @11:01 PM

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Religious education needs overhaul to 'reflect UK', says report
Ex-education secretary says assemblies, syllabus and admissions policy need change

Harriet Sherwood Religion correspondent

17, Jul, 2018 @4:00 PM

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