Religious Education is taught across all year groups at Penwortham Girls’ High School. In each year, curriculum time is spent teaching all of the major world religions: Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism and Sikhism. However, we also cover belief systems such as Humanism and study atheist perspectives on morality.
Religious Education at Penwortham Girls’ High School is non-sectarian; taught from a purely academic perspective and allows girls to discuss religious as well as non-religious views on key issues. Some of the moral and ethical issues we study are The Existence of God, War & Peace, Human Rights & Democracy, Life & Death and Inspirational People. Girls from all faith and non-faith backgrounds should feel comfortable to voice their opinions and their beliefs, no matter what they are.
Parents may exercise their right to withdraw their daughter from Religious Education lessons, and from Acts of Collective Worship. To do so they should write to the Chair of Governors.