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Church Schools: Admissions

Department for Education written question – answered on 11th December 2017.

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Photo of Lord Murphy of Torfaen Lord Murphy of Torfaen Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of removing the 50 per cent cap on faith-based admissions on pupils from ethnic minority backgrounds who seek a place in a Catholic school.

Photo of Lord Murphy of Torfaen Lord Murphy of Torfaen Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the removal of the 50 per cent cap on faith-based admissions on the ethnic diversity of Catholic schools.

Photo of Lord Murphy of Torfaen Lord Murphy of Torfaen Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the regional demand from parents for places in Catholic schools; and how the removal of the 50 per cent cap on faith-based admissions will meet that demand.

Photo of Lord Murphy of Torfaen Lord Murphy of Torfaen Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the removal of the 50 per cent cap on faith-based admissions on the ability of the Catholic Church to open new schools.

Photo of Lord Agnew of Oulton Lord Agnew of Oulton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The proposal to remove the 50% cap on faith admissions in faith free schools is set out in the ‘Schools that work for everyone’ consultation document (copies available in the House Library). The department plans to respond on this consultation in due course.

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