Religious Education is concerned with the deep meaning that pupils make of their experiences and how this helps give them a purpose to their lives. We want our pupils to consider and respond to a range of important questions related to their own spiritual development, the development of values and attitudes, and fundamental questions concerning the meaning and purpose of life.

Our Religious Education curriculum is taught through the Manchester, Salford, Stockport, Tameside and Trafford agreed syllabus (MSSTT), and provides opportunities to explore, make and respond to the meanings of those experiences in relation to the beliefs and experiences of others as well as their own experiences. 

As a Community Primary School we encourage the children to acquire reasoned and positive attitudes and beliefs which include a respect for and understanding of other peoples’ spiritual, religious, moral and cultural ways of life. We help the children to appreciate the world in which they live and the interdependence of individuals, groups and nations. We draw upon their beliefs, cultures and backgrounds to achieve these outcomes.


The curriculum for RE aims to ensure that all pupils:

 1. Know about and understand a range of religions and worldviews, so that they can:

  • describe, explain and analyse beliefs and practices, recognising the diversity which exists within and between communities and amongst individuals

  • identify, investigate and respond to questions posed, and responses offered by some of the sources of wisdom found in religions and worldviews

  • appreciate and appraise the nature, significance and impact of different ways of life and ways of expressing meaning.

2. Express ideas and insights about the nature, significance and impact of religions and worldviews, so that they can:

  • explain reasonably their ideas about how beliefs, practices and forms of expression influence individuals and communities

  • express with increasing discernment their personal reflections and critical responses to questions and teachings about identity, diversity, meaning and value, including ethical issues

  • appreciate and appraise varied dimensions of religion.

3. Gain and deploy the skills needed to engage seriously with religions and worldviews, so that they can:

  • find out about and investigate key concepts and questions of belonging, meaning, purpose and truth, responding creatively

  • enquire into what enables different individuals and communities to live together respectfully for the wellbeing of all

  • articulate beliefs, values and commitments clearly in order to explain why they may be important in their own and other people’s lives.

Curriculum Content & Planning