Moral and Spiritual Well-Being
Religious Education (RE)
Children learn about the six major world faiths Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, Judaism and Sikhism. They go on trips to find out about churches, mosques, temples, synagogues and gurdwaras.
Assemblies are occasions of Christian worship and give all pupils the opportunity to reflect upon God’s wonderful love for them. Mother Erin, our parish priest, leads an assembly most weeks. We appreciate that not every child in our school comes from a family with a practising Christian background. We are sensitive to this and, therefore, do the best we can to enable every child to participate as fully as possible without compromising their integrity. This means, for example, that the invitation to pray is an invitation which children can accept or decline as they wish.
We celebrate the major Christian festivals of Christmas, Holy Week and Easter. At Christmas we have a nativity play, on Palm Sunday we have a procession around the school, we have a day of reflection and art focused on Good Friday and a big celebration for Easter. We have a party after school for parents, pupils and staff for Christmas and Easter, and also for the two Muslim festivals of Eid.
We mark the festivals of other faiths, in particular Eid and Diwali.
For further information, see our Collective Worship Policy here.