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* Catholic Schools: mission, markets and morality, by Gerald Grace (RoutledgeFalmer pound;18.99). Gerald Grace, professorial research fellow at London's Institute of Education, reports on 60 interviews with Catholic secondary heads in London, Liverpool and Birmingham.

* Contemporary Catholic Education, edited by Michael A Hayes and Liam Gearon (Gracewing pound;20; www.gracewing. Gives the perspectives of educationists, policy-makers and teacher trainers.

* Agenda for Educational Change, edited by John Shortt and Trevor Cooling (Apollos pound;15.99).

* A Christian Vision for State Education, by Trevor Cooling (SPCK pound;12.99). Sets out a notion of state education which can accommodate divergent religious views without neutering them.

* Shifting Alliances, by Priscilla Chadwick (Cassell pound;19.99).

* Faith-based Schools and the State - Catholics in America, France and England, by Harry Judge (Symposium Books pound;24.99). Available from

* Christian Perspectives on Church Schools, edited by Leslie Francis and David Lankshear (Gracewing pound;20).

* Critical Perspectives on Christian Education, edited by Leslie Francis and Jeff Astley (Gracewing pound;20).


* The Church of England website (www.cofe. covers education in its "Children and young people" section.

* The National Society (and C of E Board of Education) website is at

* A new Roman Catholic website (, created by the Tablet magazine, provides a wealth of information about the Catholic church.

* The Catholic Education Service's website is at

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