Board of Governors of St Matthias Church of England School v Crizzle [1993] IRLR 472 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • School could require committed Christian

    Date:
    1 November 1993

    In Board of Governors of St Matthias Church of England School v Crizzle (23 February 1993) EOR52D, the EAT overrules an industrial tribunal and holds that a condition that an applicant for a post as headteacher in a Church of England school had to be "a committed communicant Christian" was justifiable, notwithstanding that it had an adverse impact upon those of Asian origin.

  • Racial discrimination: Church school was entitled to seek practising Christian head

    Date:
    15 July 1993

    In advertising for a headteacher who was a communicant in the Christian church, the governors of a Church of England voluntary aided school did not indirectly racially discriminate against an applicant of Asian origin, holds the EAT in Board of Governors of St Matthias Church of England School v Crizzle.