Faith-based admissions cap – open letter to the Education Secretary
March 16, 2018
A joint open letter by religious leaders, parliamentarians, education experts and public figures have sent an open letter to Damian Hinds, education secretary. The letter calls for a reconsideration of the Department for Education’s (DfE) proposals in 2016 to lift the current cap on the number of faith-based admissions to school’s with a religious character. Currently, all new religious free schools are required to allocate at least 50% of school places, without reference to faith.