Religious Education at St Mary’s CE School enables every child to flourish and to live life in all its fullness. RE promotes dignity and respect while encouraging all to live well together. As a Church school RE has a high profile and helps embed our Christian values and our vision to 'Shine as Lights in the World' throughout our school and wider community.
The purpose of RE is to teach children about the religious and non-religious world-views that pupils will encounter in modern Britian and enable them to engage in meaningful and considered dialogue with those of all faiths and none. This is religious literacy. Every year group studies Christianity and at least one other world faith. Staff ensure there is a balance between Theology, Philosophy and Human Sciences.
Our RE Policy has been updated to include the introduction of the resource Understanding Christianity and is currently with the Governors.