At Adderley Primary School we believe that Religious Education should provide a holistic view of religious traditions, preparing children for life in Modern Britain. Our RMSE (Religious, Moral & Spiritual Education) curriculum is based on The Birmingham Agreed Syllabus which can be downloaded here. The school considers that the British Isles is a multi-cultural nation which has Christianity as the main religion of the indigenous population. Hence, through our RMSE curriculum, Christianity receives the appropriate weighting. Due consideration within this framework is given to other faiths through adopting the Discovery RE Schemes of Work. Respect, tolerance and understanding for the beliefs of other faiths is promoted as part of our RMSE programme and children are given the experience of understanding all the main religious festivals across the faiths throughout the year.

Parental Right to Withdraw

Parents have the right to withdraw their child from religious education and the daily act of collective worship as set out in the DfE Non-Statutory Guidance 2010. However, it must be understood that such activities make a contribution to cross-curricular objectives pursued during the course of the school week. The school ensures that parents and carers are informed of this right to withdraw through our website and school prospectus and parents are also made aware of the objectives and content set out in the RMSE planning through half-termly curriculum overviews. In this way a more informed decision can be made.