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London, England, Mar 26, 2015 / 04:29 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A prestigious Catholic school in London fears that altering its admissions criteria – as it was ordered to do by an English government agency following a complaint from the British Humanist Association – will damage its Christian identity.

The London Oratory School came under review by the Office of the Schools Adjudicator (OSA) after a complaint from the British Humanist Association said its faith-based admissions policy unfairly favored Catholics over other prospective students, and less well-off Catholics.

The OSA helps clarify the legal position on admissions policies in schools in England, and its members are appointed by the Secretary of State for Education.

The state-funded school has responded to the OSA by appealing the High Court for a judicial review, arguing that the ruling threatens their “strongly Catholic ethos.”

Representing the school is Charles Béar, who said, “the…

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