Greening rejects divided communities fears over plans to drop faith schools cap
Government plans to scrap a cap placed on faith schools which requires them to recruit at least half of their pupils from a different background will not lead to divided communities, the Education Secretary has insisted.
Ministers are planning to lift restrictions which require oversubscribed faith schools to make 50% of places available to children from other religious communities and non-faith backgrounds.
Justine Greening told MPs that the current rule is "generally inoperative" for many schools because it only kicks in when they are oversubscribed.
But Daniel Zeichner, the... read more
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