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Schools Bill warnings

There are concerns that the proposed Schools Bill could have far-reaching implications for Christian education in England and Wales.

Nicola Laver

Critics have described the Bill, launched by Nadhim Zawahi MP, as ‘totalitarian’ – but some of the controversial clauses have just been withdraw in the current form, for now. If the proposals were to become law, the Department for Education (DfE) would have powers that include setting curriculums; removing and appointing school governors; changing or removing worship arrangements and religious education; controlling admission policies; and closing down independent schools.