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Religious Education

“Differences were meant not to divide but to enrich” J H Oldham 


Our Religious Education (R.E.) curriculum allows children to gain knowledge about the religions within our local community. It also helps them to make connections between their own values and those of others.

At the heart of RE are our school values: Equality, Responsibility, Aspiration and Enjoyment

Link to our values:

  • As a school community we celebrate differences and value diversity.  We treat everyone with dignity and respect - Equality 

  • We are responsible to explore and educate different religions and beliefs - Responsibility 

  • The children and their families will hold a vast knowledge and understanding of their own beliefs and backgrounds - Aspiration 

  • The children will enjoy learning about new things and sharing their own personal experiences with each other - Enjoyment 



Religious education is an essential subject within the national curriculum that must be delivered. Our curriculum follows Richmond's Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education. Religious education lessons are taught weekly.

All our children will be taught the beliefs and approaches of:

  • Christianity
  • Islam
  • Judaism
  • Buddhism
  • Hinduism
  • Sikhism
  • Humanism

Within our curriculum, each year group will visit a local place of worship, including a Synagogue, Mosque, Mandir, Gurdwara, Buddhist temple and Church, to bring their learning to life.

We also strive to promote and embed our children's spiritual, moral, social and cultural development within our RE curriculum.



Learning about different religions encourages us to become caring, mindful and respectful citizens.

At Darell, we believe that R.E. brings a community together and our curriculum celebrates differences within our school family. Religious Education helps children acquire knowledge and understanding about various faiths.

It provides a particular set of materials through which pupils come to understand important things about the world, and themselves. It is the study of religion and beliefs and it stands in the curriculum as a set of ideas and practices which have shaped and continue to shape our world.


Please see the R.E. Curriculum Map below. ​​​​​