Religious Education

Subject Leader - Mrs Cassell

In Religious Education, our aim is for children to investigate and reflect on some of the most fundamental questions asked by people, engage with different faiths, values and traditions and develop a deep understanding of the beliefs and practices that influence cultures and societies in our community and around the world. 

At High Legh Primary School, we teach through enquiry based topics using engaging encounters with people with different beliefs and worldviews whether in person or through stories. We learn about a variety of beliefs including Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism by exploring stories from sacred texts and visiting local places of worship. In each enquiry, children reflect on what it means to have a faith and to develop their own spiritual knowledge and understanding as they learn from religions and express their own beliefs. 

The Religious Education curriculum forms an important part of our school’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural teaching. It also promotes education for citizenship and Philosophy for Children (P4C). 


The legal position of religious education

We follow the Cheshire East agreed syllabus. Our school curriculum for Religious Education meets the requirements of the 1988 Education Reform Act (ERA). The ERA stipulates that religious education is compulsory for all children, including those of Reception age who are less than five years old. Very rarely parents may want to consider withdrawing their child from all or part of RE or assemblies, in which case please discuss the matter with the Head Teacher.