ASCL comment on proposal to lift faith school admissions cap 

Pepe Di’Iasio, General Secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, comments on the launch of a government consultation on lifting the 50 per cent cap on faith admissions to schools of a religious character where they are oversubscribed.
The 50 per cent cap was introduced for a good reason – to provide a balance between the needs of faith groups to have access to schools which reflect their ethos and beliefs, while also ensuring that schools are accessible to local communities. 

“This balance seems sensible and proportionate. We have seen no evidence that scrapping the 50 per cent cap will be of social or educational benefit. We’ll study the consultation on this proposal, consult with our members, and respond in full in due course.