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What are British values? And are faith schools really undermining them? | Catherine Pepinster

Ofsted’s latest report has given the critics of Faith Schools another excuse to attack them – and again they refuse to distinguish between good and bad

It was in the green room at the BBC that I first experienced the antipathy that Faith schools inspire. Just as I was about to talk about religion on the Today programme, and had explained this to an eminent QC waiting to speak on another issue, he took this as a cue to let rip about how awful faith schools were and how divisive. Then, he added, getting angrier, “They wouldn’t give my daughter a place.”

This complaint – I’m opposed to them but I want my kids to go there – is one of the critiques one hears regularly about faith schools. People, while disliking them, find them desirable because they know that some are highly successful. And it’s often their ethos that is responsible.

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