The study of religious education helps students to make sense of the world around them. 

It helps students to develop an understanding of different world views and religions and to gain a better appreciation and understanding of the communities in which they live. Through the teaching of philosophy we aim to inspire students natural curiosity to search for answers to the big questions and in ethics we seek to promote student understanding of right and wrong and social justice.  


We seek to inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people which will remain with them for the rest of their lives; to promote the children’s interest and understanding of diverse beliefs, worldviews and ideas and to promote a deeper understanding of the contemporary world and issues facing society today.   


Our curriculum is based around three ways of exploring the rich diversity found within and between faiths.

Students will learn to:  

  • Think like a theologian- this encourages them to focus on understanding the nature of religious belief, its symbolism and spiritual significance  

  • Think like a philosopher: analysing and debating ideas  

  • Think like a social scientist: exploring and analysing why people do what they do and how belief affects action.  

Lessons in each key stage enable students to gain an understanding of the wider world and to comprehend how faith influences their lives and global affairs.  are encouraged to develop the knowledge, skills and British values that they need to engage with the world in a way which is responsible, ethical and environmentally aware.  

The Religious Education department encourages student-centered learning. Unit Plans and Schemes of Work are designed to give students the opportunities to make decisions, believe in their capacity to lead group activities and take ownership of their own learning. Opportunities are afforded to develop communication skills through discussion based.