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Religious education in schools

Information on religious education in our schools and how we decide what gets taught.

Teaching religious education in schools

We are legally required to teach religious education in our schools, although it is not part of the national curriculum. This means we decide locally what should be taught in religious education.

Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education

Find out about the borough's Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education (SACRE)

Religious education syllabus for schools in the borough

Here is the 2018 Lewisham agreed syllabus for religious education, called Learning Together through Faiths and Beliefs.