Religious Education

Each local authority has a statutory responsibility to offer a syllabus for Religious Education for use in all community and Voluntary Controlled church schools.  Voluntary Aided church schools and church schools converting to academy status may choose to use these syllabi and should consult with the diocese when planning their RE curriculum.

Locally Agreed syllabi offer planned units of work, guidance and assessment advice.

Schools should now follow these links:

North Somerset and Bath and North East Somerset schools

Somerset schools

The RE Statement of Entitlement for all Church schools and academies is available to download below.

Understanding Christianity is the exciting major resource from the Church of England to support the teaching of Christianity in religious education. The diocese offers training to support the use of this resource in all schools.

Learn, Teach, Lead RE hubs are up and running, offering school-to-school support in local areas around the diocese.

Each term, we offer a day’s course on an aspect of RE and training to support RE coordinators. See our CPD programme for continuing professional development opportunities.

Schools & RE Newsletter Spring Term 2021 

Useful websites and resources for RE Leaders 


Religious Education in Church of England schools - Statement of Entitlement