Because it is a service funded by the state and it should be neutral with regard to discriminating against children because of the faith, or lack of, of parents.daddydaycarerocks wrote:I don’t understand why it can’t have its own admissions policy, If they are successful then let the school continue with its successful policies. this is a question not a statement!
I do wonder if the authorities would challenge them if it was a muslin school though
A school made out of muslin? I hope health and safety would be down there prontodaddydaycarerocks wrote:I do wonder if the authorities would challenge them if it was a muslin school though
Why do you think it would be any different? There was a recently reported case of Ofsted taking action against an Islamic school for teaching boys and girls separately.daddydaycarerocks wrote:I do wonder if the authorities would challenge them if it was a muslim school though
petal wrote:FGM has only recently moved out of the " let's not interfere with cultural practices" bracket only thanks t lobbying from females who have suffered and some politicians who have common sense to recognise it as abuse.
So it's a fair comment by the other poster in my opinion.
https://www.theguardian.com/society/201 ... -common-ukFGM has been illegal in the UK since 1985, and since 2003 anyone taking a child out of the UK to be cut faces 14 years in prison.
While I think you are correct on the sentiment, one of the peculiarities of the Equalities Act (as I understand it) is that while religion is a protected characteristic (ie you cannot discriminate against people because of their religion) religious groups are effectively exempted and can discriminate on the basis of religion in whatever way they choose.lombok wrote:I don’t think it will be long until there will be a legal challenge/judicial review to stop state schools being allowed to select on religious grounds on the basis that it’s discriminatory and unfair to the very many who are not religious or of a different religion.