Faith schools, ‘twinning’ and inclusivity: what can England learn from Northern Ireland?

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Following the release of the Department for Education’s Green Paper, “Schools That Work For Everyone”, commentary in the media and among educational commentators has focused primarily on the government’s proposals to allow the expansion of selective education. Also notable within this document, however, are proposals relating to faith schools, specifically those which have opened as new academies or free schools. While these schools, if over-subscribed, have previously been permitted to apply faith-based selection criteria only to the first 50 per cent of places, the Green Paper…

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