The long-awaited latest Ofsted religious education report has just been published.

John Keast, Chair of the Religious Education Council for England and Wales, said:

The Religious Education Council is disappointed but not surprised by these findings. We have been warning the Department for Education for some time about the poor state of religious education in many schools.

The report of the Religious Education Council’s own review of religious education is being launched on 23 October in Westminster. It offers a new curriculum for religious education as a benchmark for local authorities, academies and faith schools, and proposes various ways to improve religious education in our schools.

It is now vital that the Department for Education works with the Religious Education Council on putting things right. We can do better than this.

Read or download the full report.

Read or download the summary.