Religious Education (RE)
The syllabus takes into account recent thinking in RE. It confirms the Royal Borough’s commitment to an education that values religious and cultural differences.
We are proud to fulfil our legal obligation as laid out in the The Education Reform Act (1988). The act requires that all schools teach religious education, as part of the basic curriculum. Religious education is taught each week throughout the school in accordance with the Agreed Syllabus for the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
The syllabus seeks to empower our pupils in:
- addressing rights
- respect and responsibilities within the diverse community that we serve
- provokes challenging questions about the ultimate meaning and purpose of life, issues and right and wrong and
- what it means to be human.
The syllabus develops pupils’ knowledge and understanding of all principal religions, religious traditions and world views.
Through their RE learning, we want children to:
- be increasingly religiously literate
- be well informed about religions in Britain
- understand the place of world religions
- approach and analyse life’s big questions
- be able to disagree respectfully and thoughtfully
- consider and analyse issues of diversity.
*Parents have the right to withdraw their child from RE or collective worship (please note our assemblies are non-religious) should they wish to do so. Any parent wishing to do this should contact the Executive Headteacher. We advise you read our policy and look at the balanced curriculum map first.