“Religious education remains compulsory for those condition-funded schools, including development and free schools, whatsoever key stages so we expect all schools to fulfil their statutory responsibilities.”

But Geoff Barton, general secretary from the Association of faculty and College Leaders, stated schools might be teaching the topic diversely, instead of through specific RE training.

For every year group, the proportion of colleges teaching no hrs in 2015 was around 25 percent of, the report calculates, using the greatest proportion being around 28 percent for Year 11. 

Information collected through the two organisations in the Government’s workforce census under Freedom of knowledge demands also shows that some schools aren’t teaching religious education. 

By law, RE should be trained by all condition-funded schools in England.

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