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"RE is like an iceberg. As you unpack ideas, you come to understand deeper meaning."

 Year 9 pupil


The value of Religious Education within our Curriculum


We believe that studying religious and non-religious worldviews is essential if pupils are to be well prepared for life in our increasingly diverse society. Pupils need to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to make sense of the complex world in which they live so that they can 'respect religious and cultural differences and contribute to a cohesive and compassionate society' (RE Review 2013).


All staff at Prestolee understand that high quality teaching of Religious Education is fundamental to the development of pupil’s knowledge of the beliefs and practices of different religions and worldviews. We believe Religious Education gives pupils valuable insights into the diverse beliefs and opinions held by people today. It helps with their own personal development and supports an understanding of spiritual, moral, social and cultural questions. Religious Education is important when encouraging pupils to value themselves and the communities within which they live. Religious Education lessons offer a structured and safe space during curriculum time for reflection, discussion, dialogue and debate. They allow for timely and sensitive responses to be made to unforeseen events of a religious, moral or philosophical nature, whether local, national or global.