Religious Education is at the heart of the Catholic school. It seeks to lead students to an awareness of God in their lives. It is designed to assist young people to be able to make an informed and mature response to God in faith and to nurture that faith. This takes place within the context of the wider Catholic faith community, working in partnership with home and the parish.
England in the 21st century is a diverse and multi-cultural nation. Our schools reflect this. Within Roman Catholic schools we recognise that young people will be at different places in the spectrum of faith development. Some will belong to the Catholic tradition; others will be of other Christian denominations or other world faiths. Many may have no faith at all. Religious Education should support all young people in their personal search for truth and meaning in life. As such, it offers opportunities for both evangelisation, proclaiming the Gospel message to all and catechesis, the deepening of existing faith commitments among believers. So it is central to their educational development.