P-05-757 Remove the Obligation on Schools to Hold Acts of Religious Worship



This petition was submitted by Rhiannon Shipton & Lily McAllister-Sutton having collected 1,333 signatures.


Petition text:

We call on the National Assembly for Wales to urge the Welsh Government to pass a law that removes the obligation on Schools to hold acts of religious worship​.​


The petitioners handing over the petition to the Committee

The petitioners handing over the petition to the Committee



This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 07/01/2020.

The Committee heard evidence from the Minister for Education and agreed, given the clarity provided by the Minister that the Welsh Government will not be taking forward further work on this issue during the current Assembly, that there is little more that can be achieved at this time. The Committee agreed to close the petition, thanking the petitioners for using the petitions process.

Full details of the consideration of this petitions by the committee and related documents can be seen on the Meetings tab above.

It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 27/06/2017.


Assembly Constituency and Region Further information

  • Cardiff South and Penarth / Cardiff West
  • South Wales Central


Further information

Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

First published: 19/06/2017