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

At St. Mary’s, our school moto is ‘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 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 Christian character through developing and nurturing:

  • 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
  • and; our whole school religious festival celebrations.

We encourage our children to be honest, brave & courageous, have self-worth, be tolerant and respectful to others, reflect on their actions and be inspired by the awe and wonder in our world.

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.