Free Schools: Religion

Department for Education written question – answered on 11th January 2019.

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Photo of John Hayes John Hayes Conservative, South Holland and The Deepings

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the religious character is of existing free schools.

Photo of Anne Milton Anne Milton Minister of State (Education)

The department publishes information on the religious character of all schools, including free schools, on the Get Information about Schools website. As set out in the table below, of the 442 free schools open as of 1 January 2019, 76 have a faith designation.

Schools designated with a religious character have specific freedoms over how they deliver religious education, appoint staff and their admissions.

Faith

Designation

Christian

11

Church of England Churhc

22

Church of England/Christian

1

Greek Orthodox

1

Hindu

5

Jewish

6

Multi-Faith

3

Muslim

17

Orthodox Jewish

1

Sikh

9

Total

76

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