Religious Education


Religious Education plays a key role in the development of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. We aim to encourage children to foster respect and open-mindedness towards others with different faiths and beliefs and develop their sense of identity and belonging through self-awareness and reflection. Our main aim is to engage pupils in an enquiry approach where they can develop an understanding and appreciation for the expression of beliefs, cultural practices and influence of principle religions and worldviews in the local, national and wider global community.  Respect and tolerance of those with different faiths (or no faith) underpins our approach to the RE curriculum.


At Ashcott School we teach Religious Education in accordance with the Local Education Authority's Agreed Syllabus 'Awareness, Mystery and Value 2019'. It is broadly Christian in character but reflects the importance of the role of religious belief in the wider world today. Through this syllabus, children learn about a variety of faiths and religious beliefs in order to encourage understanding and tolerance of the beliefs of others.

In Key Stage 1, children learn about, and from, the religions of Christianity and Judaism as well as about non-religious views. 

In Key Stage 2, children learn about, and from, the religions of Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism as well as about non-religious views. 

In addition to the focus on the religions indicated above, learning may include additional studies of religions and beliefs, as  appropriate and according to local or specific curriculum interests/topics. 


See the Awareness, Mystery and Values website for further details... 


RE Progression of Skills

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Awareness, Mystery and Value

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