The 1988 Education Reform Act clearly states that Religious Education should be provided as part of the basic curriculum, for all registered pupils.
Religious Education must be taught in accordance with the locally agreed syllabus for Religious Education. Each LA (Local Authority) is required to convene a SACRE (Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education ) to produce an Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education.
The 1988 Education Reform Act requires that all Syllabuses must “reflect the fact that the religious traditions in Great Britain are in the main Christian, whilst taking into account the teachings and practices of the other principal religions represented in Great Britain”.
Religious Education must be non-denominational.
The Sheffield SACRE require that pupils study Christianity and at least two other major religions.
In 2019 Sheffield SACRE reviewed their syllabus and published an updated overview-please click below for a copy of this,
Religious Education is taught in discrete Wonder Weeks in school to allow us to celebrate different religions as a school community.