I would be grateful to anyone willing to spare a few seconds to sign this petition which aims to ensure the government fulfils its pledge on lifting the cap which effectively prevents the creation of new Roman Catholic schools.
The Tory manifesto pledged: “we will replace the unfair and ineffective inclusivity rules that prevent the establishment of new Roman Catholic schools, instead requiring new faith schools to prove that parents of other faiths and none would be prepared to send their children to that school”.
Now the government is threatening to renege on this promise, deciding to have an enquiry to decide whether to do what it promised.
As someone who benefitted hugely from a Catholic education and believes strongly in the concept of faith schools, I was shocked to learn of this situation.
The petition can be reached here: catholicnews.org.uk/education-cap