St. Agnes’ School is a Catholic school and, like all others of its kind, is established for the special purpose of ensuring that, within the overall structure of the education it provides, instruction in the Catholic faith is available for all children of Catholic parents. Catholic Religious Education is the "core of the core curriculum" (Pope St John Paul II) and the foundation of the entire educational process.
Religious Education in school takes the form of curriculum RE, using the “Come and See” programme, which has been agreed by the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales. There are also assemblies, liturgies and other acts of worship, as well as participation in the general Catholic life of the school in its many different forms.
Parents of non-Catholic children may request that a pupil be wholly or partly excused from attending any Religious education given in the school. However, it is anticipated that the children are provided with some alternative activity according to their own beliefs, for the period that they are withdrawn. Parents are reminded, however, that the school was established in order to give a Catholic/Christian Education and parents are expected to be in sympathy with its aims and objectives.