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David Cameron helps with a reading lesson at a Catholic school in near Bolton [PA]

The plot to eradicate faith schools

Why should a child be unable to attend their local school which happens to be Catholic, but be obliged to travel afar for education?

'Adolescents should be encouraged to grow towards maturity and responsibility,' the guidance says (PA)

The diocese has released a guidance document for sex and relationship lessons

St Richard Reynolds has been rated as outstanding

The two highly praised schools opened in Richmond in 2013 despite a campaign by secularist lobby groups

Sir Michael Wilshaw with pupils at St Paul’s Way Trust School in east London (PA)

School inspectors have been accused of heavy-handedly questioning 10-year-olds as part of a ‘witch-hunt’ against traditional values. But this couldn’t be more wrong

Tristam Hunt talks of 'zero tolerance'

Tristram Hunt’s ‘zero tolerance’ policy to homophobia is a hint of the clashes to come

Michael Keaton (Photo: PA)

Actor says his Catholic school shaped him as a person

Children from New Hall school in Essex at a Mass in Westminster Cathedral (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Church also serves more children from deprived areas

The school was marked down for failing to have its curriculum on its site

High-achieving school is told its pupils show ‘less awareness of the dangers of extremism’

Archbishop Nichols addresses Catholic schoolchildren yesterday (Mazur/Catholicnews.org.uk)

Freedom of association is not apartheid

The High Court has granted a judicial review of the plan following a legal challenge by campaigners (Photo: PA)

High Court grants judicial review of plan to open a Catholic primary and secondary in Richmond