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Religious Education

‘The outcome of excellent Religious Education is religiously literate and engaged young people who have the knowledge, understanding and skills – appropriate to their age and capacity – to reflect spiritually, and think ethically and theologically, and who are aware of the demands of religious commitment in everyday life.’

At St. Anthony’s School for Girls we believe true understanding of faith comes through everyday experiences and interactions.  Our girls are taught to live out their faith through their day to day interactions with others. Values such as kindness, compassion, dignity and respect are central to our teachings and inform the way we relate to one another. They also remind us of our global responsibility, to reach out to those in need and to give selflessly. Religious Education at St. Anthony’s School for Girls therefore, contributes positively to a broad and balanced curriculum in every aspect of school life.

Religious Education at St. Anthony’s Girls’ also encourages and provides opportunities for children to explore links with other faiths and traditions; tolerance and respect for the values and beliefs of others is a core element to our teaching. Our multi-faith community is something we treasure, and contributes to the depth of discussion in our Religious Education lessons, school assemblies and throughout the school day.

Our Religious Education programme gives our pupils the opportunity to explore the core values of Catholicism, Judaism, Islam and other world faiths and determine what it means to them and what they can learn from these teachings.

‘Education today is a complex task, which is made more challenging by rapid social, economic, and cultural changes. Its mission remains the integral formation of the human person. Pupils must be guaranteed the possibility of developing harmoniously their own physical, moral, intellectual and spiritual gifts, and they must also be helped to develop their sense of responsibility, learn the correct use of freedom, and participate actively in social life.’

Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales — Department of Catholic Education and Formation.

The teaching about other religions is important because:

  • Learning about other religions and cultures is one of the ways in which we fulfil our call to love our neighbour. As the Church says, “The love for all men and women is necessarily also a love for their culture. Catholic schools are, by their very vocation, intercultural.” (Congregation for Catholic Education p61).
  • The Church states that schools “try to understand better the religion of one’s neighbours, and to experience something of their religious life and culture.” (Catholic Bishops’ Conference p3).
  • The Church suggests that schools “find ways in which pupils can learn to engage in dialogue and to develop an attitude of respect for religious diversity. This will necessitate the inclusion of a broader study of both Christianity and of other world faiths in the Religious Education syllabus.” (Bishop’s Conference of England and Wales, 1997).
  • It prepares our children for life in modern Britain, giving them an understanding of the beliefs of others.
Upcoming Open Days

Our upcoming Open Days are on the following dates:

Wednesdays by appointment 10am

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