St. Mary's is a Roman Catholic School catering for children from Catholic families in the area. Parents have the prime responsibility for the religious education of their children and we are here to support them in this role.
We aim to impart positive Catholic teaching based upon the Diocesan approved scheme, "Here I Am". We will take account of the diversity in belief and commitment, and promote a deeper knowledge, appreciation and understanding of the Catholic faith. At the same time we will relate to and respect other faith traditions and the ways in which they express the significance of human life.
We recognise the parents' right to wholly or partly withdraw their child from Religious Education (RE) and Collective Worship. Parents do not need to explain their reasons for seeking withdrawal, however, it is recommended, that to avoid any misunderstanding, the Head Teacher may wish to clarify the reasons with any parent wanting to withdraw. Policy is available from school for your inspection.