Religious Education is a distinctive but core part of the basic curriculum for maintained schools in England. Weekly lessons are planned using the Cumbria Agreed Syllabus. The subject is taught within class lessons and topics and, although of a broadly Christian nature, it is not distinctive to any denomination. Although Christianity is an important part of our heritage and culture, Hinduism and Judaism are also explored through the medium of religious festivals, people and writings. We believe that it is essential for children to learn about other faiths, people's attitudes and cultures in order that they acquire openmindedness and tolerance.