Board of Education
Promoting Christian distinctiveness through excellent education in the Diocese of Rochester

Religious Education

Religious Education in Rochester Church of England schools

  • In Voluntary Aided schools, the Governors agree what will be taught in RE so they can adopt the Diocesan syllabus  and this is recommended by the Diocese

  • In Voluntary Controlled schools, the Bromley/Bexley/Medway/Kent locally agreed syllabus depending on the local authority in which the school is located must be followed

  • For academies, this is dictated by the status of your school before conversion (the ‘as is’ principle)

In September 2017, a set of resources called ‘Understanding Christianity’ is being implemented in all of our church schools.   For VC schools, these materials will support what is being taught through their locally agreed syllabuses.  For VA schools, the new materials form the basis of the new Diocesan syllabus together with materials for teaching and learning for the other world faiths.  If you have any questions about this please contact