Be the change you wish to see in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi

Religious Education develops students’ knowledge and understanding of religious and non-religious worldviews, through an exploration of beliefs, practices and teachings.

It seeks to equip students not just to articulate their own responses to ultimate questions of spiritual truth but also to discover the basis of these responses. It also asks students to develop their own insights by engaging critically with responses different from their own and to come to a rational understanding of the similarities and difference between various positions. Through this critical engagement, students will be acquiring the skills to clarify and refine their own spiritual commitments.

 Head of Department

Luke Browne |  


KS3 and KS4

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David Perrin from @Humanists_UK discusses how to be happy with our new Y9s in July 2018


As part of the wider LaSWAP consortium, Acland Burghley offers a Religious Studies: Philosophy, Theology and Ethics A level.