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Religious Education


RE is taught in blocked units. Units last for one school day. Teachers choose how this falls within the fourth week of every half term.


Each year group will be given a topic to follow.


We expect each class to recieve the equivalent of:


  • One RE day per half-term in KS1
  • One RE day per half-term in KS2 (+2 additional days across the year).


We feel that by blocking the work into units lasting a whole day, discussion is deeper, research is more profitable and children can spend longer thinking through complex religious theories and exploring their own spirituality.



At Wollescote we follow the Dudley agreed syllabus for RE. 


The outlined teaching time in the agreed syllabus is shown below.


Early Years Foundation stage approximately 5% of total curriculum time

Key stage 1 36 hours per year

Key stage 2 45 hours per year


Right to Withdrawal


The 1944 Education Act, reaffirmed in the 1988 Act, which gives parents the right to withdraw their child from all or part of RE. The use of the right of withdrawal should be at the instigation of parents (or students themselves if they are aged 18 or over), and should be in writing. It should make it clear whether it is from the whole of the subject or specific parts of it. Where pupils are withdrawn from RE schools have a duty to supervise them though not to provide additional teaching or to incur extra cost. Pupils will usually remain on school premises.