Religious Education is not part of the National Curriculum, but schools are still required to provide a programme of study. We plan our RE experiences in accordance with the Borough’s agreed syllabus. This takes into account our multi-faith and multicultural society.
We consider the multi-cultural community of our school to be a strength, as it allows children to develop an understanding of and respect for the beliefs of others. The children visit places of worship to consider this aspect of a particular faith. We allow time for personal reflection and offer experiences that enhance a sense of awe and wonder in the world. We invite parents to take part in assemblies throughout the year including those that consider the celebrations of the various faiths. In particular these include Christmas, Easter, Diwali, Eid and Harvest.
Occasionally there may be parents who wish to withdraw their child from RE lessons and collective worship and this is allowed under the Education Reform Act. Parents wishing to do this should consult with the Head Teacher to agree appropriate supervision.