Religious Education

Religious Education is not part of the National Curriculum but must be taught in schools by law.

Latest news: The new agreed RE syllabus is now available. 

Religious education (RE) is part of the basic curriculum and all schools are expected to provide RE for all their pupils. It is soundly based on educational principle and helps pupils develop an understanding of the world, their communities and their own search for meaning, purpose and value in their lives. It develops reflection on experience, deeper thinking, conceptual creativity and knowledge, and understanding of, and sensitivity towards, people of different faiths, beliefs and life-styles.


Agreed syllabus training 2015-2020

Oxfordshire County Council has statutory duties to set and agree a local syllabus in conjunction with a Standing Advisory Council Religious Education (SACRE)

SACRE provides support to schools on the provision of RE through the Locally Agreed Syllabus. On this web page, you can access:

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