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Michael Gove has been appointed Conservative Chief Whip (PA)

The outgoing Education Secretary wanted to revitalise the Catholic school system, but he only met heel-dragging and indifference

Michael Gove, the Education Secretary (Photo: PA)

English and Welsh bishops agree to ‘resist any pressure’ to establish such schools

Michael Gove has been appointed Conservative Chief Whip (PA)

Education secretary praises role of Catholic Church in education

Toby Young, left, and headmaster Thomas Packer at the West London Free School in Hammersmith

Newman would have loved our new free school

The cardinal would have understood the need to reform our education system

Education Secretary Michael Gove at the City of London Academy. The school is one of 200 academies already operating in England        Photo: PA

But head of CES warns that free schools and new academy schools will only be able to select half of their pupils on the basis of faith