Religious Education (RE)

All maintained schools provide daily collective worship for registered pupils (apart from those who have been withdrawn by their parents). This is usually provided within a daily assembly.

Religious education provokes challenging questions about the ultimate meaning and purpose of life, beliefs about God, the self and the nature of reality, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human.  It develops children's knowledge and understanding of the nature of religion and belief (including Christianity, principal religions, other religious traditions and world views) in the context of a diverse society.

RE offers opportunities for personal reflection and spiritual development.  It enables children to flourish individually, within their communities and as citizens in a diverse society and global community.  RE has an important role in preparing children for adult life, employment and lifelong learning. It enables them to develop respect for and sensitivity to others, and enables children to challenge prejudice.  In these ways it contributes to children's wellbeing and promotes ways in which communities can live and work together.

It is recognised that parents have the right to withdraw their child from Religious Education in its entirety or in part.  If a parent chooses to withdraw their child from this subject then arrangements are made, by the class teacher in consultation with the Principal, for that child to be withdrawn during RE lessons. 

Please see our Religious Education Policy in School Information>Policies