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Religious Education

Religious Education and Worship in Portsmouth Diocese

“For all children religious education is a proper subject in its own right in the school’s curriculum. It is a rigorous academic discipline as any other subject. For those already engaged in the journey of faith, religious education will be catechesis, and for some children and young people religious education will be evangelisation, the first opportunity to hear the good news of the gospel.”  Curriculum Directory for Catholic Schools (Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales 1996)

RE is a core subject and as such we dedicate 10% of the timetable to its teaching.  As advised by Portsmouth Diocese, we follow the God Matters programme of study. 

For a week in the autumn and summer terms we teach other faiths including Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Sikhism. 




During the season of Lent, we will all be reflecting on our journey of faith.  Using our own images of The Stations of the Cross, we will walk with Jesus for 40 days and learn about his courage, strength, forgiveness and love for mankind.  

On the link below are some resources from the CASO website that you might want to use to support your child through this important season.