Parents' bid to block Richmond Catholic schools fails


Local parents and the British Humanist Association have failed in a High Court bid to block proposals for two new Catholic schools.

The parents, who include Catholics, come from different backgrounds and say all new state schools in the London Borough of Richmond should have admissions policies that are religiously inclusive.

The BHA and the parents and their supporters asked a judge to overturn Richmond council's decision to offer the Catholic Diocese of Westminster a site in Twickenham to be used for a new primary and secondary school.

Mr Justice Sales, sitting in London, rejected their application for judicial review and said he would give his full reasons at a later date.