Christ Church C of E Primary School

Christ Church C of E Primary

Religious Education at Christ Church

 Religious Education is a core subject at Christ Church. This page illustrates how we approach RE and Collective Worship across the School.


Religious Education at Christ Church


Christ Church is a Church of England Primary School that dedicates itself to providing a Christian environment that offers all children the highest quality of teaching and learning opportunities.

Religious Education has a high profile in school life with lessons providing fully for the needs of all learners.

As of September 2017 we have adopted the SDBE RE Syllabus across the school, enhancing the units to fit the needs of the pupils and nature of the school. Please see curriculum map below. RE is taught by enthusiastic & motivated teachers who inspire the learners.

Pupils develop a clear understanding of Christianity and a broad range of religious beliefs. The pupils use their skills of enquiry, analysis, interpretation, reflection and evaluation to understand the impact of religion on believers.

Pupils have a thorough knowledge and sound understanding of the Christian faith through a wide range of learning opportunities, such as weekly Religious Education lessons, daily acts of collective worship, church services and educational visits. Pupils are able to make real links between the beliefs, practices and value systems of the Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh, Buddhist and Hindu faith.

 RE Curriculum Documents

At Christ Church, we follow the Southwark Diocese Syllabus for Religious Education. click here for an overview of what is taught across both Key Stages.

For a more detailed look at what is taught across the school in Religious Education, click here to view our whole school RE curriculum map.

Religious Education Policy 2017 - Click here to view our Policy

Collective Worship at Christ Church

The School has a daily Act of Worship giving staff and children the opportunity to reflect and speak to God. All forms of Collective Worship have an underlying Christian theme although their focus may be about world events or  social dilemmas. Bible stories are told, along with stories from other religions and cultures.  The link between the School and Parish Church is very important to us. Services are held at Christ Church celebrating the main Christian festivals and learners have a bi-weekly Collective Worship in the Church also.  Mother Ariadne, who is the Vicar of Christ Church is also the Vice-Chair of the School’s Governing Body. She is a regular visitor to our School.

 Learners are encouraged to follow the basic moral code of the Christian Church.This is reinforced by our use of Value Words. The children are encouraged to put these values into practise.  Whilst many lessons will have a Christian theme, they will learn about the beliefs and practices of the major world religions.  Please find our Religious Education and Collective Worship Policies below:

Collective Worship Policy 2017 – click here for our Collective Worship Policy


Church School (SIAMS) Inspection


Click here to view our current SIAMS Inspection Report