Berridge Primary and Nursery SchoolWorking Together to Achieve Success



Differences were not meant to divide but to enrich’. J.H. Oldham

Religious Education gives children fantastic opportunities to explore, engage, question, and gain an understanding of different cultural views and religions, within the community and globally. This ensures pupils have the ability to show acceptance to those that share different religious views to their own.

It gives them the opportunity to delve into a diverse multitude of religions, most of which are encompassed within our own school community. It helps pupils understand that some views are shared across religions and brings a togetherness and sense of belonging. Pupils will have the chance to share their own religious views, that they are proud of, enabling their peers to understand them on a spiritual level.

Religious Education creates a safe space in which pupils can debate, compare and question what is being taught. It will give them a chance to become immersed in different religions through a range of different learning opportunities.

Religious Education runs alongside our overarching theme for our curriculum, which is People and Places- understanding the world that we live in and the people who inhabit it. Religious education contributes to the children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Reinforces many of our school values (Considerate, Creative, Motivated, Reflective, Resilient and Respectful) as well as  British values and Citizenship and elements of the PSHE curriculum.


If you have any questions about the RE taught, do not hesitate to contact the school.


Parents have the right to request that their pupil be withdrawn from all or part of the RE provided. If you do not wish your child to take part in RE lessons then we would ask that you make a request in writing. School is happy to discuss any concerns you may have. You do not need to provide a reason for your decision. The right of withdrawal does not extend to other areas of the curriculum when, as may happen on occasion, spontaneous questions on religious matters are raised by pupils or there are issues related to religion that arise in other subjects such as history or citizenship.