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Religious Education


We follow the Stockton Agreed Syllabus for RE with some elements of the Durham Diocesan scheme.

Click here to view the Stockton Agreed Syllabus for RE

The Education Act 1996 states that an Agreed Syllabus must reflect that the religious traditions in Great Britain are in the main Christian, whilst taking account of the teachings and practices of the other principal religions represented in Great Britain. For the purposes of this syllabus, these other religions include Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism. The syllabus must be non-denominational and must not be designed to convert or urge a particular religion or religious belief on pupils, but teaching about different denominations is not prohibited.

Religious Education must be taught to all registered pupils in maintained schools (not nursery) with the exception of those pupils withdrawn by their parents. If you wish to withdraw your children from RE sessions, please come and discuss this with Mrs Coe, Head Teacher.

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