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Requests to withdraw a pupil from RE

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Last updated on 30 November 2017
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Can pupils be withdrawn from RE lessons? We relay guidance on parents' right to withdraw their children from religious education (RE), religious worship in school or trips to places of worship. We also look at schools' duty to provide alternative education for pupils withdrawn from RE.

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  1. 1 Parental right to withdraw children from RE
  2. 2 Parents do not have to state a reason
  3. 3 Providing an alternative
  4. 4 Trips to places of worship in the RE curriculum

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