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Religious education: legal requirements

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Last updated on 20 July 2016
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What are the requirements for religious education? We look at the statutory status of RE in maintained schools and academies, and the requirements for what should be taught. We also link to further articles on collective worship and spiritual, moral, social, and cultural (SMSC) education.

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  1. 1 Is RE statutory in all schools?
  2. 2 What should be taught? 
  3. 3 The locally agreed syllabus: examples
  4. 4 Spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) education

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