At Westminster Academy, we provide a rich and varied curriculum which allows our children to embrace and respect the diverse global communities in which they live. As a Church of England school with students and staff of a variety of faiths, Religious Education aims to develop pupils’ knowledge and understanding of Christianity, Sikhism and Islam with direction and support from the Understanding Christianity programme and Leeds and York Diocese Syllabus. The programme of study will encourage children to respectfully ask questions about different faiths, traditions and cultures from around the world. We want the children to be able to live and work respectfully together, without prejudice, now and in the future. It makes us very proud to see them flourish within their communities and as citizens in a diverse society showing compassion and thankfulness for the diverse world we live in. In RE lessons and collective worship, children are taught to think about their own beliefs and experiences as they learn about others. Wherever possible this process is enriched through visits out of school and by welcoming visitors to our school from the wider community. Religious Education is supported by our school values which encompass a biblical scripture for children and staff to reflect upon.