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Plans to lift the cap on faith based admissions to Free Schools being 'carefully considered' by Education Secretary.

Plans to lift the cap on faith based admissions to Free Schools being 'carefully considered' by Education Secretary.

The new education secretary is “carefully considering” whether or not to scrap a cap on faith-based admissions to free schools.

During his first appearance at education questions since he took the top job in education on January 8, Damian Hinds told MPs today that he still hasn’t decided whether to get rid of the 50-per-cent cap.

Here’s what we learned from today’s questions.

1. Plans to lift the cap are being ‘carefully considered’

Hinds’s appointment as education secretary has led to speculation that the lifting of the 50-per-cent cap on faith-based admissions to free schools is more likely to go ahead on his watch than under his predecessor.

The new education secretary has previously spoken out against the cap, whereas Justine Greening was understood to be more supportive of it.

However, Hinds said today that he has still not made up his mind, claiming that the cap, along with other proposals set out in the schools that work for everyone consultation, is still being “carefully considered”.

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