In line with our philosophy, Religion is an optional subject at ISM. For those who choose to take this subject, Christian morals and doctrine are taught, along with a broad overview of other major faiths. In Reception and Year 1 Christian stories are told but most of the emphasis is on correct behaviour, the reasons for the same and respect for others in one’s society and environment. From Year 2 up there is more attention to Catholic doctrine, especially in Year 4 when pupils are offered the chance to prepare for First Communion. In Secondary, pupils can be prepared for Confirmation. Pupils who do not attend Religion lessons have an additional lesson of personal, social, health and citizenship education as the alternative.