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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?

Former Home Secretary Charles Clarke (PA)

The Catholic Education Service has said that religious instruction must remain part of Catholic education

A teacher and her pupils at a London academy (PA)

A new think-that report on faith schools ignores the impact of mass immigration on Britain

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

question time

Hunt’s tone reflects the contempt for Catholic education among a new generation of politicians

Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt (PA)

Shadow education secretary appeared to question whether nuns are good teachers in a television debate

'The "British values" promoted by the state are almost as alien to my grandparents’ generation as the Islam being promoted in Birmingham schools' (PA)

Forcing schools to teach certain views is alien to liberal tradition

Cardinal Vaughan topped the list

Catholic and Jewish schools dominate top of newspaper’s list

Benedict XVI meets school children during a celebration of Catholic education in 2010. It remains popular among parents, if not voters           (PA)

The Trojan Horse scandal only emphasised how neither side of the debate is telling the whole truth

Education Secretary Michael Gove and Home Secretary Theresa May  in the House of Commons on Monday (PA)

What is evident in the Birmingham schools debate is a growing intolerance of the idea of educating children in faith