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Faith and the Academy

Why is the Academy sponsored by the church?

The Church of England has, over the past decade begun to sponsor secondary schools as a natural progression from the primary sectors.  It was therefore appropriate that the Anglican Diocese of Gloucester sponsored All Saints’ Academy who provide a Christian education for the young people of Cheltenham.

How will Religious Education classes be taught?

Religious Education is seen as a core subject at All Saints’ Academy. Therefore there is a specified amount of time on the timetable for RE. All students have 4 lessons of RE every 2 weeks and follow a Religious Education programme.

Students are given the opportunities to know, understand and question the beliefs, teachings and practices of Anglican and other Christian traditions and of other world faiths. All students take GCSE Religious Studies and the Sixth Form offers A-Level Philosophy and Ethics.

Collective worship

As required by the Dioceses and the Law, all students take part in a daily collective act of worship or an assembly. Every term there is an Anglican Eucharist and a Catholic Mass for those who wish to attend.  

Will people of other faiths and none be welcome?

Yes. In the spirit of Christianity, the Academy welcomes students and families of all faiths and none.