Learning about the religions and cultures of the world helps pupils understand their own world and their place in it. By learning about others, pupils show greater empathy and tolerance towards others.
RE is taught according to the Agreed Syllabus of Cornwall. This states that 5% of the curriculum time be spent on RE or in the act of collective daily worship.
RE is non-denominational. Pupils acquire and develop knowledge and understanding of Christianity and the other principle religions represented in Great Britain. They gain experience of being members of a community and develop appropriate skills as citizens.
They develop understanding of the influence of beliefs, values and traditions on individuals, communities, societies and cultures. Where possible this is linked to the children learning about Britain as a multicultural society.