The Highway Primary School

Religious Education        

Religious Education contributes to children's spiritual, moral, social, cultural and intellectual development.  It is closely linked with the teaching of PSHE.  Children are encouraged to respect the religious commitment of others and accept that people have the right to hold different religious beliefs.  This allows us to teach children the importance of British Values, to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect, tolerance and understanding.

Religious Education should ensure that all pupils are aware of the difference between the law of the land and religious law.

The school teaches RE in line with the legal requirement, by following the agreed syllabus of the London Borough of Bromley which allows children to study all major world religions.  Our aim is to learn about religions ie understanding what people of faith do and how they express themselves but also to learn from religion ie making sense of who we are, of life and right and wrong. 

As well as developing pupils knowledge about the world's principal religions, RE provides valuable opportunities for reflection and encourages our children to develop their sense of identity