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Religious Education

Welcome to Religious Education (RE) at St Nicolas and St Mary CE Primary School

For information about how Religious Education is taught at our school, please see our curriculum map and RE Policy below and the West Sussex Agreed Syllabus which we follow. As a Church of England School, Religious Education is extremely important to us and taught by teachers as a core subject.  

The school provides the teaching of RE to all children.  Two thirds of the teaching is Christian (using the accredited Understanding Christianity materials) with a third of the curriculum time given to other religions and beliefs, which is in keeping with the ethos of the school.  Parents have the right to withdraw their children from RE classes, although we would always recommend discussion with the Senior Leadership first if you have any concerns.  Withdrawal from the subject is exceptionally rare and we hope that parents will choose not to withdraw their child from this very important subject.

Our RE vision

To teach children about Christianity and other world faiths and outlooks so that they develop an understanding and respect for other people's beliefs and views.

To ask and begin to answer big questions that do not always have straightforward answers.

To create a safe, respectful space where opinions can be shared and discussed.


Remarkable RE

Please enjoy this video showcasing RE at our school.


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