Religious Education in England

The RE Review report is now published following eighteen months of development work and consultation. The full report includes the curriculum framework, a discussion of the wider context for RE and a series of questions to inform future work and development, as well as the recommendations of the Expert Panel report.
A summary report includes the introduction and the curriculum framework. Both versions are available in printed form as well as free to download.

The intro starts with the following:

Every child and young person who goes to school is entitled to an experience of religious
education (RE) that is both academically challenging and personally inspiring. To that end, the RE
Council of England and Wales (REC) undertook a review of the subject in England (referred to as
‘the Review’). It has drawn as widely as possible on the expertise of the RE community to develop
a benchmark curriculum that promotes high quality learning and teaching in all schools in the
coming years, and to map out issues for further development. School structures are becoming
increasingly diverse in England. It is important that within this diversity, schools’ RE curricula
give all young people the opportunity to gain an informed understanding of religious beliefs and

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