Religious Education at St. Mary’s Church of England Primary School

At St. Mary’s, our school moto is Jesus said: ‘Love one another as I have loved you’ (John 15:12) and this Christian value is what makes St. Mary’s a special community as it is at the heart of all our teaching and learning.  We also embrace the Church of England’s vision of ‘educating for life in all its fullness’ (John 10:10) by offering a diverse and respectful curriculum. 

We endeavour to weave our school vision through every aspect of school life. Our Christian distinctiveness and our Christian Values are an integral part of our Collective Worship, teaching, learning and our community and charity involvement. 

We look to develop the Anglican Church’s vision of ‘life in all its fullness’ through developing and nurturing a high quality religious education curriculum through which we explore Christianity and other world faiths so providing our children with a thorough knowledge and understanding of all religions in our world.   This LDBS syllabus allows us to develop:

  • an understanding of our Christian Values through all faiths
  • a uniqueness in each person
  • a relationship with God
  • how we care for others
  • an open atmosphere
  • love & attention for others
  • growth in all
  • working with our community
  • celebrating diversity and achievement and 
  • developing spirituality through our teaching and learning
  • our RE weeks
  • our Church 
  • other world religion’s place of worship visits
  • our whole school religious festival celebrations.
  • times for reflection

We encourage our children to show friendship, compassion and endurance.  

We embrace our diversity and provide a platform for our children to investigate and discuss their beliefs and religious practices, their hopes and aspirations and their wisdom and knowledge so giving each child a sense of dignity and respect for themselves and others.