Although parents have the right to withdraw their child from all or part of the Religious Education Curriculum, we feel it is vital that children learn and understand about other faiths so that they become respectful citizens. We follow the Diocese of Peterborough Syllabus for Religious Education. The syllabus helps children encounter core concepts in a coherent way, developing their understanding and their ability to hold balanced and informed conversations about religions and beliefs. The syllabus is underpinned by three core elements: making sense of beliefs; making connections and understanding the impact. These elements are woven together to provide breadth and balance within teaching and learning about religions and beliefs. Understanding Christianity units form part of the syllabus.
As a Church School, Religious Education at the Junior School is a fundamental element of our teaching. We encourage pupils to appreciate the distinctive nature of religion within human experience, develop and articulate their personal beliefs, ideas, values and experiences, whilst respecting the right of others to differ.