The school use the Kent, Religious Education, Agreed Syllabus 2006 and is a statutory requirement for all pupils in full time education. The Syllabus reflects the fact “that the religious traditions in Great Britain are in the main Christian, while taking account of the teaching and practices of other principal religions represented in Great Britain. Religious education is non-denominational and is not designed to convert pupils, or to urge a particular religion or religious belief on pupils (Education Act 1944 – Section 26(2)). As part of the RE curriculum it promotes the ‘spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life and society’.
Withdrawal from Religious Education – A parent may request that their child be wholly or partly excused from receiving Religious Education and should, in the first instance, speak with their child’s class teacher.