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The Government has said faith schools can only "give priority to children of their own faith if they are oversubscribed" as they weigh into a proposed shake-up from religious leaders.
The Accord Coalition wants admissions standards for faith schools to be relaxed so children of different religions can join.
in a statement the Department of Education said:
A coalition of religious leaders are calling for a "rebalancing" of faith schools, including making sure parents do not use religion to try to gain a place at a popular school.
The Accord Coalition says it is also concerned that some faith schools are "blinkering children's educational experiences".
Among the measures in their six-point manifesto is making sure state-funded schools are only allowed to select 50% of pupils on the basis of their religion.
Among the other points is ensuring teachers are not employed on the basis of their faith and doing away with compulsory collective worship in schools.