RE is not part of the National Curriculum but the 1988 Education Act requires RE to be taught to every pupil registered in our school according to the locally agreed syllabus. RE provides, within the curriculum, a reminder that education concerns the whole person: body, mind and spirit and enables pupils to explore meaning and purpose in their lives.
We follow the Kent Agreed Syllabus for RE, which is based on the teaching and practices of Christianity and other principal religions represented in Great Britain. Pupils study religious beliefs and moral teachings drawn from a variety of sources and have the opportunity to discuss and think about what people believe and how they behave.
Parents may request that their child be withdrawn from RE lessons. It is hoped however that parents who may have reservations about RE will discuss this with the Headteacher and consider our aims for teaching RE carefully before withdrawing their child.