Should we allow faith selection? Should the 50% cap be lifted from faith selective schools to allow their expansion? | admin

With a view to increasing the number of good school places and thereby improving social mobility, the government has proposed a series of measures to ‘unlock’ new supply from ‘premium’ Sponsors from the independent sector, from HE, grammar school groups, and faith communities. In respect of the latter it has proposed lifting the 50% cap on the number of children admitted by faith which must presently be applied when new free schools are oversubscribed – a provision which has thus far deterred some faith groups (and in particular the Catholic church) from getting behind the programme.


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