Faith Providers Group

Faith in the System

The Government and faith school providers believe that all schools – whether they have a religious character or not – play a key role in providing a safe and harmonious environment for all in our society, thereby fostering understanding, integration and cohesion.

This publication sets out the shared commitment of the Government and schools to this endeavour and the principles that continue to underlie this joint vision. The publication also highlight the importance of understanding the contribution faith communities and their schools make to educating young people in England.

‘Faith in the System’ has been endorsed by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) and by umbrella organisations representing the five faiths with schools in the maintained sector (or approved to open in the maintained sector) in England: Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh and Hindu.

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