Religious education provokes challenging questions about the meaning and purpose of life, beliefs about God, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human.
RE in school develops children’s knowledge and understanding of Christianity (which is taught throughout each key stage of learning) and the other principal religions: Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism.
Consideration is also given to other non-religious perspectives such as humanism.
RE offers children opportunities for personal reflection and spiritual development. It considers the influence of religion on individuals, families, communities and cultures.