Further advice

Whilst many pupils leave ‘faith’ schools having received a broad education, equipped with a number of useful qualifications and well-prepared to navigate life as a full and participating member of modern society, others are not so fortunate.

A great many schools – mainly private – provide only a very narrow, scripture-based curriculum, which is in part designed to ensure that children remain isolated from the society that exists outside a particular religious community. There are a number of organisations, support networks, and services that are available to individuals who have experienced this kind of education and have decided to leave their communities. Details of these are given on the following pages:

Leaving a community

Further education

General advice and support