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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

We need to back the authority of parents, police, teachers. ‘Children’s rights’ has led to disaster

Catholic voluntary leaders at Liverpool Hope University meet to discuss a new 'culture of social responsibility' (Mazur/

Imaginative Catholics can help to secure a new civil settlement for our times, says Greg Clark

Michael Gove: 'Catholic schools must be allowed sufficient autonomy to integrate the Catholic faith into every aspect of school life' (Photo: PA)

Education Secretary says academy status offers Catholic schools the chance to ‘extend hard-won freedoms’

Michael Gove speaks to teaching staff at Haberdashers' Aske's Knights Academy in Bromley, Kent (Gareth Fuller/PA Wire)

Catholic Education Service urges Government to consider voluntary-aided academies part-funded by Catholics

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

The Pope kisses a child before delivering his speech (Photo: PA)

Holy Father told gathering that ‘they must not just be good students but good citizens and good people’

Eighty-four Catholic schools have expressed an interest in becoming academies this September