Government ‘on the verge of dropping Catholic schools promise’

Posted July 24, 2017 10:31 pm by Nick Hallett

The government is reportedly on the verge of dropping a key promise that would have allowed the Catholic Church to open new schools. The Conservative Party pledged in its manifesto to abolish the “unfair and ineffective” admissions cap that requires new faith schools to recruit 50 per cent of their intake from other faiths. This would force oversubscribed new Catholic schools to turn away Catholic…

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