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The broad aims of religious education (RE) are set out within the locally agreed syllabus and the Church of England Education Office Statement of Entitlement (2016). The purpose of religious education in all academies is to promote religious literacy. By this we mean that pupils are able to hold balanced and well informed conversations about religion and belief.

The aims of religious education are to enable pupils to:

  • Know about and understand Christianity as a living faith that influences the lives of people worldwide and as the religion that has most shaped British Culture and heritage.
  • Give a theologically informed and thoughtful account of Christianity as a living and diverse faith.
  • Know about and understand other major world religions and world views, their impact on society, culture and the wider world, enabling pupils to express ideas and insights.
  • Show a well-informed, balanced and respectful attitude to religions and world views.
  • Engage in meaningful and well-informed dialogue with those of other faiths and none.
  • Reflect critically and responsibly on their own spiritual, philosophical and ethical convictions, exploring and enriching their own beliefs and values.

The children participate in weekly RE lessons covering Christianity and a number of other world faiths. The schools use the Norfolk Agreed Syllabus for RE (2019) as a basis for the teaching of RE, please see below for our long term plan and RE policy. 

Our RE lead is Mrs Waterson.  

As a parent/carer you have the right to withdraw your child/children from RE lessons, please contact the school if you wish to do so.