School curriculum

Religious education

Schools must teach religious education, however you can take your child out of part, or all of the lessons. Your child can take themselves out of lessons from the age of 18.

The religious education (RE) curriculum is set locally by each council in the UK.

In Newham, councillors, teachers, faith leaders and representatives have come together to agree a syllabus for religious education (PDF)  and guidelines for collection worship (PDF) . This document sets out what pupils aged 3 to 19 will study in their RE lessons in the schools that we maintain.

Newham's Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education (SACRE) Annual Report 2018-19 (PDF).