The main aims of Religious Education at Thorngrove School are to educate and interest the children in religious and moral matters and to prepare them for the Common Entrance Examination. Reflecting the proportions of religious allegiance at the school and in the country as a whole, the curriculum is mainly about Christianity, but during their time at Thorngrove children will study other religions too, for example, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism. This gives them a wide knowledge of different religious beliefs and ways of worshipping. It is recognised that Religious Education has an important role to play not only in the spiritual and ethical development of children but also in their personal, social and cultural development. The children also attend a religious assembly once a week where hymns are sung and a reading from the Bible is read by a member of Year 8.