Schools: Faith Schools and Free Schools — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:06 pm on 28th January 2015.

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Photo of Lord Nash Lord Nash The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education 3:06 pm, 28th January 2015

My Lords, the department sets out clear conditions in guidance and application guides for the establishment of all schools. All state-funded schools, whether faith-designated or not, must deliver a broad and balanced curriculum. This is a requirement of education legislation or of their academy funding agreement. Ofsted inspections place a clear emphasis on assessing whether schools are providing a broad and balanced education.