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Allow faith schools to grow, says Bishop
9:30am Wednesday 2nd October 2013 in News
The Bishop of Oxford has said councils should not be afraid to let faith schools expand.
The Rt Rev John Pritchard made his comments after a study by think-tank Theos claimed debates about faith schools had become too “ideologically-loaded”.
Bishop John warned that campaign groups such as the British Humanist Association made local authorities wary of allowing faith schools to expand.
He said: “Rather than continually adopting the battleground approach, which often leads to a reticence on the part of local authorities to expand faith school provision, a better way would be to celebrate the quality, popularity and success of faith schools and seek to expand them.”