Comments: Assessing the evidence on faith schools

It is hard to see how denominational schools on the ground are or could be truely 'faith schools'. Because dogmas are not faith. And the personal, individual faith of most of the UK citizens is not reflected or nurtured in these cosseted schools.

Schools are to create environments of learning and discovery. When they work this way, personal faith, not dogma may be nurtured and explored....

The BHA may have a point, perhaps.

Posted by Rev'd Laurence Roberts at Tuesday, 1 October 2013 at 4:48pm BST

Adam Smallbone's experience of having a good faith school in his parish (Rev Series 1 Episode 1) was a deja vu moment for me and I suspect many other clergy. I do not believe making parents jump through church attendance hoops to get into an Ofsted excellent graded CofE school which may be the only school in the local community creates a positive image for the church. I also find myself wondering what an 'Anglican ethos' is as my Parish's ethos is entirely different to the Conservative Evangelical parish down the road...

Posted by Fr Paul at Wednesday, 2 October 2013 at 5:23pm BST
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