Religious education

Religious Education (RE) is part of the basic school curriculum and a core entitlement of every pupil not withdrawn by their parents. Our school has no affiliation to any religious group. A daily assembly is held and RE throughout the school seeks to develop in our children an awareness of the variety of religious beliefs existing in the country and world today. This is done from a mainly Christian starting point, as detailed in the Education Reform Act 1988.

RE teaches children about the nature of religious beliefs and practices and the importance and influence of these in the lives of believers. RE makes an important contribution to the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils and is an integral element of our teaching at Lindow Community Primary School. We aim to promote a caring and stimulating environment and children are encouraged to develop a respect for themselves and others, co-operating with adults and children alike.

Our RE teaching aims to...
  • enable each child to explore the human experiences people share and the questions of meaning and purpose that arise from those experiences.
  • enable pupils to know about and understand the beliefs and practices of some of the great religions of the world, particularly those represented in the locality and the UK.
  • provide opportunities for spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
  • develop awareness of how religious teachings can relate to the present day and theirs and others lives. 
  • reflect on their beliefs, values and experiences in the light of their learning.
Please note that parents have a right to withdraw their child from attendance at religious worship and / or religious education at any county or voluntary-aided school. You may also provide suitable religious instruction elsewhere and the pupil will be released from school for that purpose - providing that this does not interfere with regular education provision. (Education Reform Act 1988.)