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Our Religious Education Curriculum

At CPMSF we follow the Gloucestershire Agreed Syllabus for RE and plan and teach from their guidance. The Agreed Syllabus states that the purpose of RE is captured in the principal aim: “… religious education is to explore what people believe and what difference this makes to how they live, so that pupils can gain the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to handle questions raised by religion and belief, reflecting on their own ideas and ways of living.” (Gloucestershire Agreed Syllabus 2017-2022).

Within this, the curriculum for RE aims to ensure that all pupils: 

  • make sense of a range of religious and non-religious beliefs. 
  • understand the impact and significance of religious and non-religious beliefs. 
  • make connections between religious and non-religious beliefs, concepts, practises and ideas studied. 

RE is taught in all year groups of the school in line with the legal requirements for England that every pupil has an entitlement to religious education, and incorporates opportunities to develop children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding and Global Learning whenever possible. RE is an entitlement for all pupils, unless they have been withdrawn by their parents from some or all of the RE curriculum. Parents are entitled to withdraw their children from the collective act of worship and RE lessons.