St James'CE VA Primary School

Creating a school family founded upon Christian values

  • love
  • hope
  • peace
  • joy
  • forgiveness
  • compassion
  • honesty
  • patience
  • perseverance
  • koinonia

Religious Education


The Church of England has published a Statement of Entitlement for RE for every child in a Church School. It states:

Religious education in a Church school should enable every child to flourish and to live life in all its fullness. (John 10:10). It will help educate for dignity and respect encouraging all to live well together

Such an approach is offered through a commitment to generous hospitality, being true to our underpinning faith, but with a deep respect for the integrity of other religious traditions (and worldviews)  and for the religious freedom of each person.


Our aim is to provide a rich RE curriculum which enables our children to meet the aims of this entitlement.


We follow the Locally Agreed Syllabus for RE, although as an Aided School, the majority of our RE teaching is focussed on Christianity, for which we use the Understanding Christianity resource. Committed to ensuring our children receive a broad and balanced curriculum, we also teach Judaism, Hinduism, Islam and Sikhism, as well as aspects of other non-faith belief systems, reflecting our school and local community.

Click here to see an overview of our RE curriculum.