Religious Education is taught in line with Cambridgeshire Local Education Authority's agreed syllabus, copies of which are available for consultation at the school. Religious Education is an integral part of both class topics and school assemblies.
The daily act of collective worship is an important part of the school day. We have an annual cycle of themes based on ‘values’ and the Christian calendar, shared by all teaching staff. The worship takes place in class, or in a larger group, Key Stage or whole school. A member of the local clergy leads our termly church service and we invite a range of ‘guest speakers’ to share themes with the children.
We seek to introduce the children to broader moral issues, to develop in them a sensitivity and understanding of other people's views, and a knowledge and understanding of religions and cultures other than their own, including their festivals and celebrations.
Parents do have the right, however, to ask for their child to be withdrawn from religious education and collective worship at the school and those children who are withdrawn at their parents’ request will be supervised in a separate and safe environment.