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user1496701154 Tue 26-Mar-19 23:45:14

to find religious schools applications unfair. Saying you have to be practicing that religion. I can respect it but you have to be practicing. To apply I find it to be discriminationing

warriorprincessandwidowed Wed 27-Mar-19 00:00:34

I find your post stupid..

It's not discrimination in the slightest and to be honest your offensive and entitled....

Singlenotsingle Wed 27-Mar-19 00:11:55

Of course youiu have to be practicing! They'll have religious services. They'll teach their pupils all about their religion! Do you want your dc to spend half their day learning about Islam, Judaism or Catholicism?

Drizzlehair Wed 27-Mar-19 00:14:13

If they're state funded by taxpayers and the closest school to many in the community then they should take in those nearby taxpaying pupils

And half the day on religious teaching? I bloody hope not!

PorpentinaScamander Wed 27-Mar-19 00:17:20

But you can apply can't you? You'll just be lower down the list to get in than children practising that religion.

My local CofE primary school has less than 50% practising Christians as pupils. Although its CofE and receives funding from the school its largely a local school serving the local community. A large majority of which are not Christian.

Blondebakingmumma Wed 27-Mar-19 00:24:25

Are you serious? You are choosing to apply to a religious school

Nnnnnineteen Wed 27-Mar-19 00:26:25

You actually chat shit. All faith schools have to accept a certain percentage of non faith children and due to dwindling numbers, many accept over non faith numbers. Where do you stand on non practising people who screw the system to get their kids in despite being non practising?

Aquamarine1029 Wed 27-Mar-19 00:30:15

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SnowyAlpsandPeaks Wed 27-Mar-19 00:58:54

Ds goes to a catholic high school and they rarely take non catholics as there is not the room due to the amount of catholic children who attend from the feeder primary schools. Several of my relations have ‘banked’ on getting accepted- they never have of course as they are not catholic.

DramaAlpaca Wed 27-Mar-19 01:19:54

Of course it's not unfair or discriminatory. You know what you're getting with a religious school. If you don't like their ethos you don't apply. It's very simple.

Boredgiraffes Wed 27-Mar-19 01:24:02

I applied to as a geography teacher but I was rejected due to my belief of ‘flat earth’. I say discrimination!! 😂😂

Lovingbenidorm Wed 27-Mar-19 01:29:50

What a crock 😏

Pemba Wed 27-Mar-19 01:48:03

It's very simplistic to say 'You chose to apply to a faith school so suck it up'. Actually, the OP may have had little choice, it may even be the only school near her.

Personally, I don't think the state should be funding faith schools. They only encourage division in society.

Noqont Wed 27-Mar-19 01:52:06

I don't think faith schools should be state funded.

stayathomer Wed 27-Mar-19 02:01:55

Penba I think religion only creates division where people let it. If my kids believe in God and I am not pushing them out telling them to force it down people's throats, why is it a problem to anyone else? I do think there should be more choices out there for people but I'd say it's not a matter of the before relign is out of school anyway

WhatToDoAboutWailmerGoneRogue Wed 27-Mar-19 02:08:00

Don’t be so silly, OP. It’s not unfair or discrimination in the slightest. It’s a religious school, so you should be practicing that religion.

Jessgalinda Wed 27-Mar-19 02:36:54

The ops problem isnt that they prioritise kids who are a certain religion.

Her problem is you have to be practising. Which is ridiculous. I get peoples objections to religious schools in general.

But it appears OP doesnt object to that she objects because she isnt practising.

Personally I believe if you arent practising then using your religion to gain something is wrong.

I was brought up catholic. I am not catholic though. I dont practise. I dont then try and use the fact that I am catholic to gain something.

OP wants to pick and choose according to what give her a priority.

user1496701154 Wed 27-Mar-19 07:47:45

@warriorprincessandwidoed I have an opinion and your offened wow. I am not entitled at all.

user1496701154 Wed 27-Mar-19 07:49:15

Hahaha so funny I never said it was for DC when did I mention that my god people on here are hilarious

BadLad Wed 27-Mar-19 07:50:55

YABU but no more illogical than having a women's boxing tournament and then letting men take part, I suppose.

CurtainsOpen Wed 27-Mar-19 07:51:22

Hello new user!

Footloose80 Wed 27-Mar-19 07:52:58

Yabu of course. I practice a religion but can't even get my kids into the local secondary as they didn't attend a feeder school as I wasn't prepared to send my 4 year old 10 miles away for school.

user1496701154 Wed 27-Mar-19 07:53:15

I never said I don't like it, mind you I find it hilarious that all our faith schools around here's have been outed for unscrupulous practice of getting children in

MrsTerryPratchett Wed 27-Mar-19 07:54:46

Of course it's not unfair or discriminatory.

It's pretty much the dictionary definition of discrimination. State funded education that prioritises children based on religion? Yes, pure discrimination. And the fact that ALL schools in the UK have to have broadly Christian worship is another jaw-droppingly dreadful thing.

Just have local schools, no religion, closest children get in, well-funded... sorry just woke up.

user1496701154 Wed 27-Mar-19 07:55:29


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