This week my youngest child started at our chosen secondary school: Faith High. In the end we played the sibling card to get her in; neither my wife or I could bear another few years of wasting our Sunday mornings listening to nonsense in church whilst the kids fidgeted next to us. Probably why I stopped updating the blog: no hours of resentment to fuel my need to rant about the injustice of the situation online.
So, it all ended well.
For us at least. In the news today we learn that, along with the wrong-headed plan to bring back grammar schools, the Government is planning on dropping restrictions on the number of children from the faith that faith schools may admit. I think this only apples to new faith schools (academies?) as I don’t think there was a restriction on the percentage of “CofE children” Faith High could admit.
My fear is that in the uproar over grammar schools (which will be hard to implement as nearly everyone is against including large sections of the Tory party) the change to the faith school rules will be overlooked and the school system in England and Wales will become more segregated and less inclusive. To the benefit of no-one.
Anyway, thank you to anyone who has bothered to read any part of this blog; hope it wasn’t a waste of your time.