Schools have a legal obligation to provide Religious Education for all pupils and Religious Education is therefore part of all pupils’ entitlement under the Education Reform Act of 1988 and the Education Act of 2002.
The curriculum for Religious Education, in line with the Oxfordshire Agreed Syllabus (2015-2020), aims to enable pupils to:
understand the nature, role and influence of different religions, traditions, beliefs and lifestyles in the world;
pursue personal quests for meaning, purpose and value;
formulate reasoned opinions/arguments in relation to contraversial issues and truth claims;
develop understanding of and respect for different beliefs and lifestyles.