PUPILS at an "outstanding" church school
released balloons to celebrate another successful inspection report.
Anglican Church School
Education: Moving Beyond the First Two Hundred Years
Mr Counsell said: "I'm deeply concerned this short-sighted attempt to save money will have a huge impact on the ability of parents to make an informed choice to send their children to a Church school
But a Church in Wales school in Cardiff appears to have turned inclusivity into an art form - with the only church school
roll in Wales that has Muslim children outnumbering Christians.
Bishop Gregory said: "I've been delighted once again by the inventiveness and creativity of our diocesan Church schools
He said: "We want church schools
to be open to all but we also recognise that we have to balance that with the trust deeds of the schools which may, like my own school, be quite explicit.
will also be able to criticise gay marriages.
In 1998 the General Synod resolved that church schools
should "stand at the centre of the Church's mission to the nation".
I welcome the results of this survey, which clearly demonstrates the broad confidence that many people have in church schools
," he said.
The impression that church schools
are socially selective when allocating places on faith criteria still exists with a significant minority of the population, and all of us involved in church education have a role in explaining clearly how this simply isn't the case," she said.
LAST week, we asked: Do we need more church schools
He also said he would like to support the revival of traditional church schools
in South Africa.
Our key findings are that: (1) Pupils who have a wider choice of schools at their place of residence perform no better than those with more limited choice; (2) Secular schools located in places where they face strong competition from other schools perform no better than secular schools in more isolated, monopolistic settings; (3) Church schools
seem to respond more positively to competition, particularly from other church schools
Supreme Court on at least three occasions has ruled against the use of direct public funding to maintain churches and church schools
All of these financial difficulties make one wonder if churches will seek more public funds for church schools
and charities to make up for their losses due to lawsuits and declining revenue from angry and disillusioned parishioners.