Pupils receive Religious Education as part of the National Curriculum. At Clifton College, we believe teaching our students the basics of the world religions is important in helping them nurture their own moral and spiritual development, whilst broadening their minds with an understanding and tolerance of different religious beliefs and practices.
Religion is presented in a way that makes it relevant to all, and pupils are encouraged to contribute and be engaged. The importance of Religious Studies in the Preparatory School is to foster open minds, eradicate prejudices and encourage children to respect people of all faiths and none. The pupils build on previous knowledge, both from previous schools and their home experience, and are encouraged to explore the history, beliefs and practices of Christianity and at least two other major world religions. Currently these are Judaism and Islam, which are also rooted in the God of Abraham, the father of the three great monotheistic faiths.
Why Study At Clifton College?
Our approach to the study of religion emphasizes its relevance and importance in the lives of each child and society as a whole. To underscore this importance, Religious Studies is afforded the same amount of study time as any other Humanities subject.
We often have speakers from different religions visit the school to share their experiences and beliefs with the children.