At Underwood West Academy religious education makes a distinctive contribution to preparing children for life in modern Britain. This subject is taught by specialists who provide opportunities for hearing and reading stories from many world faiths in accordance with the local authority agreed syllabus. Children are introduced to the ways in which people around the world and in Britain celebrate important events such as through festivals. They are also able to handle artefacts, learn about important religious figures and visit places of special importance for believers.
Children are encouraged to develop respect for other people, their beliefs and life styles, and are supported when raising questions and making their own decisions.