Catholic school admissions advice recognises Churches Together Groups

children tapestry JB photoThe Catholic Education Service has published a definition of 'children of other Christian denominations' which recognises churches in membership of local Churches Together groups.

Admissions policies are set by School Governing Bodies. They have to be fair, transparent, and administered equitably and efficiently. In an effort to allow the admission of faithful Christians who do not belong to the Church sponsoring the school, many church schools cite membership of Churches Together in England as a criteron. This excludes children whose families attend local independent churches and some smaller denominations. Each year such policies cause great distress.

It is in response to this problem that the Catholic Education Service offers Catholic schools a definition of 'children of other Christian denominations' which uses the basis of Churches Together in England and includes 'churches and ecclesial communities that are in membership of any local Churches Together Group (by whatever title)'.

Download the statement and read more about CTE and school admissions.

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