Brampton Primary School

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To develop children’s knowledge and understanding of, and their ability to respond to Christianity and the other principle religions represented in Great Britain. We want to enable pupils to develop respect and sensitivity to others, in particular to those whose faiths and beliefs are different from their own. We will encourage pupils to express their own ideas and experience of religion, belief and spirituality and in turn develop their sense of identity and belonging. RE will be promoted as an exciting subject that feeds into an understanding of what it means to live in Derbyshire, Britain and the wider world, supporting harmony and good community relations. Children will consider challenging questions about the meaning and purpose in life, beliefs about God and issues of right and wrong. They will develop enquiry and response skills through the use of distinctive language, listening and empathy. Learning will be interactive, creative and experiential through visits to places of worship, community meeting places as well as connecting with different social groups across the local community.


We plan and deliver engaging lessons using the schemes of work outlined in the Derbyshire and Derby City Agreed Syllabus (2020-2025). Due to mixed year groups we teach RE on a 2-year cycle. Our Religious Education teaching emphasises open enquiry and first hand experiences for both children and staff.

We ensure all children are taught to -

  1. Know about and understand a range of religions and worldviews.
  2. Express ideas and insights about the nature, significance and impact of religions and worldviews.
  3. Gain and deploy the skills needed to engage seriously with religions and worldviews.

We value the links which can be made between home, school and faith communities and encourage these links in school through the use of visitors, class trips and assemblies. While using a wide variety of Religious Education resources, including children’s books, teacher’s resource books, pictorial resources such as posters, pictures and photographs and religious artefacts.


We want our children to enjoy and be enthusiastic about RE in our school. Through our teaching children will have a greater understanding of religions and beliefs and the influence of religion on individuals, families, communities and cultures. Children will be respectful and sensitive towards others, regardless of their faith and religious beliefs so our children feel valued as individuals and feel that their beliefs are valued and celebrated

There is a clear progression of children’s work and both teachers’ expectations and children’s work show the key questions and evidence of the syllabus coverage. The standards in RE at the end of the key stages are good and issues arising are addressed effectively in school. Our SLT and governors are kept up to date with developments in the way RE is run in our school with action plans and review meetings.

Please click here to view the yearly curriculum.