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Board of Deputies welcomes Government decision to remove 50 per cent cap on faith-based admission to faith schools

September 9, 2016 - Board of Deputies - Share: Twitter Facebook

The Board of Deputies today warmly welcomed  the Government’s decision, announced by Prime Minister Theresa May, to end the 50 per cent cap on faith admissions to faith-based schools.

Vice President Sheila Gewolb said: “We have been advocating for this for some time. The measure has inhibited the creation of Jewish schools and has not demonstrably improved community cohesion. We look forward to working with the Government to enable more Jewish free schools to open and developing more effective means of their contributing to community cohesion.”