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The Conservative pledge to remove the faith admissions cap on new schools was omitted from the Queen’s Speech

The Government is to remove limits on faith-based selection, paving the way for new Catholic schools

Catholic Church still effectively blocked from opening free schools thanks to admissions’ cap

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

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

Education secretary praises role of Catholic Church in education

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

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