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Church of England schools admissions will be open to all

19 June 2014 | by Liz Dodd , Ruth Gledhill | Comments: 0

THE CHURCH of England has reinforced its commitment to ­creating faith schools with open admissions policies where no places are reserved for Christians.The point was made by the Anglicans’ incoming chief education officer, the Revd Nigel Genders as four new schools opened in London with 100 per cent open entry. More will open in September.The Church of England aims to increase the number of school places to address the need for an additional 130,000 primary school places alone due to a rise in the birth rate and immigration. Mr Genders, head of school policy at the Church of England, who will take up his new post in September, told The Daily Telegraph: “In practice, most of the new schools that the Church of England has provided over recent years have all been entirely op ....... ....... ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........

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