Religion, Philosophy and Ethics

The Religion, Philosophy and Ethics curriculum equips pupils to maximise their cognitive development, to develop the character and aspirations of each child and to nurture the talents of the individual.

Our curriculum is designed to provide children with the core knowledge they need for success in education and later life. By drawing on the breadth of Religious and Philosophical thought of the last 8000 years, we hope that our curriculum enabled children to appreciate and participate in the full richness of the human experience.

Throughout the curriculum, there are opportunities for pupils to explore important topics linked to their wider world such as British values and healthy lifestyles. The ability to be reflective about their beliefs, religious or otherwise is a theme visited throughout the curriculum. Pupils are challenged to investigate debate and consider a range of different viewpoints on topics that develop their critical thinking. Diversity is celebrated throughout the curriculum with a focus on key individuals who have changed the world for the better. A focus on significant individuals or places in Britain encourages pupils to reflect on their own cultural assumptions and values.