RE is taught, as required, from the Local Authority Syllabus and alongside our SMSC curriculum. RE lessons offer a chance for children to explore beliefs and practices of 5 major world faiths. Visits to places of worship, handling artefacts and visits from practising members of different faiths enhance children’s understanding of our multicultural society. Children consider the influence of the teachings of different faiths on their followers as well as responding to the big questions of life from their individual viewpoint, thereby valuing beliefs of all children while developing their understanding, tolerance and respect for the beliefs of others.
Parents’ wishes concerning both religious education and worship are met, as specified in the 1988 Education Act, and children may be withdrawn on religious grounds at parental request. We aim to encourage a moral and predominately Christian ethos through school in collective worship.