Wilson's School

Religious Education and Philosophy

Our Aims

The 20th Century British Philosopher Bertrand Russell said, “Philosophy, if it cannot answer so many questions as we could wish, has at least the power of asking questions which increase the interest of the world, and show the strangeness and wonder lying just below the surface even in the commonest things of daily life” (The Problems of Philosophy, 1912). Religious Studies & Philosophy are thriving at Wilson’s with a department consisting of dedicated and passionate subject-specialists who seek to provide thought-provoking, rigorous and enjoyable experiences for all students.  Our approach is academic but our backgrounds enable the students to encounter a wealth of different perspectives which includes Theology, Ethics and Philosophy.

Our aim is to equip students with the tools to enquire, evaluate, reflect and be curious about the world they live in, as well as to engender independent thought. Discussion and debate are encouraged. This should lead students to make free and informed choices based on reasoned evidence as a result of a balanced presentation of the issues in class.

Our Staff

Miss Grant (Head of Religious Studies)
Miss Mattinson (Head of Philosophy)
Miss Atwell
Dr Hemp