Religious Education


  • To promote pupil’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
  • To prepare pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.
  • We will aim to establish the principles for distinguishing the difference between right and wrong.
  • We will try to develop knowledge, understanding and appreciation of pupil’s own and other’s beliefs and cultures.
  • To promote equality and empower pupils with the opportunity to challenge discrimination and stereotyping.


  • Our delivery of the Agreed Syllabus aims to develop the knowledge and understanding of Christianity and other principal religions presented in the school, West Sussex and Great Britain.
  • The faiths that will be discussed include: Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam. When teaching RE, the school will not seek to urge religious beliefs on pupils by promoting one religion over another.
  • In order to make religious education a lively and active subject, we employ a variety of teaching methods including art, music, discussion, the development of thinking skills, drama, the use of artefacts, pictures, stories, and the use of periods of stillness and reflection.
  • Where possible we would like our pupils to have opportunities to encounter local faith communities through visits to local places of worship or visits from members of local faith communities to the school.


By focusing on the attainment targets, it will help to develop key areas of understanding of

EYFS:           Where do we belong?

Year 1:        What do people say about God?                  

Year 2:        How do we respond to the things that really matter?

Year 3:        Who/What should we follow?

Year 4:        How should we live our lives?

Year 5:        Where can people find guidance on how to lead their lives?

Year 6:        In what way is life like a journey?

and help to deliver a broad and appropriate curriculum.                


In Early Years Foundation Stage – Christianity and one other religion will be taught.

The policy and  scheme of work for RE is available here.

For RE Overview for all year groups, please click here.