Religious Education is not a National Curriculum subject. Each school works to locally defined guidelines. The Cambridgeshire syllabus aims for children to develop an understanding of the nature of religion, its beliefs and practices. We teach the children about world religions, and help them to explore and reflect on human experiences encouraging the development of sensitive attitudes.
A high priority for your child will be to develop an understanding of themselves in relation to other people. Religious Education is covered in our daily whole school assemblies and in the classroom. Christianity is taught for the majority of the time alongside other faiths. The children develop their understanding through learning about festivals, places of worship, stories linked to different traditions, and finding out about people whose lives have been influenced by their faith and beliefs.
Our school has strong links with our local church and we are fortunate to share Harvest, Easter and Christmas celebrations in the church. Our local vicar leads collective worship in school on a regular basis for us and we also visit the church for collective worship.
Parents do have the option to request that their child be excluded from RE. This request should be made initially to the Headteacher and then the governors.