Withdrawal from Religious Education

A parent of a pupil may request: 

  • that the pupil may be wholly or partly excused from receiving Religious Education given in accordance with the school's basic curriculum; 

  • that a pupil who is wholly or partly excused from receiving Religious Education provided by the school may, in certain circumstances, receive Religious Education of the kind desired by the parent elsewhere, provided that it will not interfere with the attendance of the pupil on any day except at the beginning or end of a school session (S.71 [3] [b] School Standards and Framework Act 1998);

  •  that a pupil who is wholly or partly excused from receiving Religious Education provided by the school may receive Religious Education of the kind desired by the parent on the school premises provided that it does not entail any expenditure by the responsible authority.