Understanding Religion and Spiritual Development

Religious education provokes challenging questions about the ultimate meaning and purpose of life, beliefs about God, the self and the nature of reality, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human.  It develops children's knowledge and understanding of the nature of religion and belief including Christianity, principal religions, other religious traditions and world views, in the context of a diverse society.

RE offers opportunities for personal reflection and spiritual development.  It enables children to flourish individually, within their communities and as citizens in a diverse society and global community.  RE has an important role in preparing children for adult life, employment and lifelong learning.  It enables them to develop respect for and sensitivity to others, and enables children to challenge prejudice.  In these ways it contributes to children's wellbeing and promotes ways in which communities can live and work together. 


Fundamental British Values and RE


A key aim in our teaching of RE is that we actively seem to promote tolerance and respect for other faiths.  We do this is a variety of ways including:

A clear commitment to learning about other faiths

Visits from members of other faiths in school.

Visits to local places of worship - e.g. Year 5 visit a Mosque in Bristol.  All school visits are appropriately risk assessed. 

RE at St Peter's