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This is a non‐statutory part of the national curriculum at all stages, which means that parents can withdraw their child from part or all of the RE offered by their school. Each school's curriculum for RE is drawn up locally, either by the individual school or by a representative body of parents, teachers, and faith groups from a number of local schools. The purpose of this is to ensure that the RE curriculum should reflect the cultural and religious background of the population from which the school draws its pupils. It is usual for RE to provide pupils with the opportunity to investigate a range of faiths and beliefs, and to explore philosophical and practical questions of values and ethics. See also denomination.

Subjects: Literature — Law.

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