Religious education has the same importance in the curriculum as other subjects. It is based on Christian principles as well as introducing the children to other religions and beliefs. We feel that this is of great importance as there is limited opportunity to meet people of other ethnic origins in the Lincolnshire area. The Governors have agreed that, in accordance with the law, withdrawal from collective worship, i.e. school assemblies and religious education lessons should only take place as a result of a request by a child's parents and this to take place only after we have had an opportunity to discuss the reasons with the parents concerned.