Faith schools

The Bishop of Shrewsbury accused the government of betraying its manifesto promise on Catholic schools

The government will keep a policy that effectively prevents the Church from opening new free schools

The former Archbishop of Canterbury is being used as a willing pawn in an ugly power play

They said changing admissions rules for new faith schools would be ‘divisive’

He also confirmed his intention of abolishing the faith school admissions cap

Damian Hinds is a Catholic who has previously called for the lifting of the admissions cap

Ofsted also said it is a problem that there is no requirement to register home-schooled children

He said the policy was ‘damaging’ the education of Catholics and non-Catholics alike

If the cap is scrapped, everyone wins

The bishops of England and Wales are calling on the government to keep its promise