Religion and belief

New law in force

The Equality Act came into force on 1 October 2010. Some of the information on this page may be out of date.

Under the Human Rights Act, schools are required to respect the right of parents to ensure that education and teaching is in line with the parents' own religious, moral and philosophical beliefs.

Find out more about what this means in practice.

Schools should also make sure that pupils are not discriminated against on the grounds of their own religion or belief.

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