• Welcome to our Summer Term.  Our next PTA meeting is Wednesday 18 April at 6.30pm - everyone is welcome to attend.
  • Join us for our Quiz Night on 20 April - teams of up to six - refreshments, bar and prizes.
  • Y9 Retreat to The Briars will is 2 - 4 May
"Love of

Religious Education


"Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire"

St Catherine of Siena

Department Vision

Religious Education is central to life at Blessed William Howard.  It is about growing as a person within a loving and caring community, about asking questions and seeking answers. It is about being open to the possibility of God's love and the reality of his presence with us.

We aim to provide all students with an understanding of respect for the beliefs of others. RE is centred on the person of Jesus Christ, his teaching, his work and his Church in order to understand human existence, human rights, peace, compassion and the harmony of all peoples.

Religious Education at Blessed William Howard is about love of God, love of people, love of learning and ultimately, love of life.


Department Information

As we are a faith school, RE is a compulsory subject throughout the whole school. We explore all faiths, not just Christianity, giving pupils a thorough grounding in different forms of worship as well as wider moral issues.

The RE department is based in the main school building with 4 dedicated class rooms and regular access to the school chapel.


Pupils have 4 hours a week of RE in year 7 and 8 and those in years 9, 10 and 11 have 5 hours a week. All pupils take a full course GCSE starting in Year 9 and taking the exam at the end of  Year 10.


Latest Exam Results:

GCSE       78% A-C             22% A*/A

A Level   100% A-E             40% A/B



Head of Department: Mrs  Duffield

Second in Department: Miss Melia

Teachers:  Mrs Chell, Mr Kelly, Miss Mills

Course Outlines

PDF icon  Year 7 Information

PDF icon  Year 8 Information

PDF icon  GCSE Information

PDF icon A-Level Information