Although the school has no specific religious affiliation we believe strongly that religious education can make a significant contribution to learners’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. It is a risk taking subject which allows pupils opportunities to explore questions of meaning, purpose and truth while developing personal self evaluation skills. Religious education is an important vehicle for delivering understanding of other peoples’ views and convictions while working to combat prejudice and discrimination. At Appleby we use a question-led approach to generate discussion about larger issues surrounding religion. We follow the Cumbria Agreed Syllabus for RE.
Through our RE curriculum, we make good links with groups within our wider community; working closely with a number of church initiatives.