Scotland’s shame – religously divided state schooling– separate Roman Catholic and so called ‘non-denominational’ but Protestant schools.

It is well known that there is a separate set of Roman Catholic state primary and secondary schools in Scotland but it is insufficiently appreciated that the remainder of so-called ‘non-denominational’ schools are Protestant. Church of Scotland and other Protestant denominations have ready access to many of these latter schools to spread their doctrines through religious observance requirements and related means.

Why don’t the Scottish Government and the Scottish local authorities admit that the term ‘non-denominational’ is inappropriate, use honest language, and seek to end these religious divisions between our state schools rather than perpetuate distinctions that can only contribute to the undesirable sectarian outcomes that so concern them.

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