Religious Education

Religious education (RE) is a statutory requirement for all schools but it is not part of the national curriculum.

The aims of religious education:

The overall aims of religious education are to enable learners to become:    

  • Successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve.
  • Confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives.
  • Responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.

Pupils work towards the following attainment targets:

  • Attainment target 1: Learning about religion and belief
  • Attainment target 2: Learning from religion and belief

Agreed Syllabus

 You can view the agreed syllabus, glossary and primary assessment statements below:

Standing Advisory Committee on Religious Education (SACRE)


The Rutland SACRE usually meets four times a year. The meetings are open and anyone is welcome to attend.

Meeting dates, minutes, and agendas are available on the SACRE meeting page.

See the SACRE Annual Report online

Mission statement

To offer Rutland local authority high quality, informed advice in relation to the provision of religious education and collective worship in schools.


In undertaking its statutory functions the Rutland SACRE will:

  • Value and promote cultural diversity and religious, social and racial harmony
  • Respect and value the beliefs, views and opinions of individual members
  • Establish effective, sensitive, respectful and positive partnerships


The Rutland SACRE’s aims are:

  • To promote a positive understanding of religious education and the valuable contribution that it can make to young people’s education and personal development.
  • To promote high quality religious education in Rutland schools, encouraging schools to see the value of the subject as part of the education young people receive.
  • To recognise and celebrate high quality provision of religious education and to disseminate good practice.
  • To help teachers to raise standards in religious education by supporting and promoting training for schools and sharing good practice.
  • To promote effective teaching and learning in religious education which allows pupils to explore what religious belief involves, promotes enquiry, independent thinking, discussion, collaboration, creativity and reflective thinking and enables pupils to develop positive values and beliefs by which to live their lives.
  • To help schools to improve the quality of collective worship in schools in order that it makes an effective contribution to pupils’ spiritual, moral, social, cultural and physical development.
  • To monitor and evaluate:
  1. The training and support given to schools
  2. Standards in RE in Rutland schools
  3. The effectiveness of the agreed syllabus
  4. The effectiveness of the Rutland SACRE
  • To contribute towards community cohesion by ensuring that local faith communities, schools and the local authority come together to share the common aim of working towards a society which values the individual and the diversity of beliefs; encourages empathy, sensitivity and respect; and which promotes a sense of belonging to local, national and global communities
  • To advise the local authority of its statutory duties to effectively support the work of SACRE

For further information regarding SACRE


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