Selection and cap numbers for faith schools in England – Video

The BBC reports that since 2010, new faith schools in England have had to abide by an admissions cap – which prevents them selecting more than half of their pupils on the basis of faith.

Last week, a group of senior religious and humanist figures published an open letter encouraging the government not to drop the cap that was promised in the 2017 Conservative manifesto.

Daily Politics reporter Ellie Price went to find out how a Catholic community has been affected by the rules. Watch the video here

Then see the Studio debate with Paul Barber, Iain Dale and Rachel Sylvester.

Please tell us your thoughts in comments or via Twitter ~ Tamsin

Are you a trainee teacher, NQT, teacher, headteacher, parent or  just someone who cares about education and has something to get off  your chest in a Schools Improvement Guest Post? Follow this link for more details at the bottom of the page.

Don’t forget you can sign up to receive our daily email bulletin (around 7am) with all the latest schools news stories. Your details will never be given to anyone else and you can unsubscribe at any stage. Just follow this link.

We now have a Facebook page - please click to like!

 

Secret Teacher: I was undermined for a decade. Now I can call it bullying
Home Office rules mean non-British academics can be denied right to strike
Categories: Faith Schools, Primary and Secondary.

Let us know what you think...