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Chawton C.E.

Primary School

'Love, Courage and Fellowship'

RE curriculum

At Chawton CE Primary School, it is our intent to inspire children to have a genuine interest in the lives of others and to demonstrate respect for themselves, others and the world around them. 

We aim to develop the children’s knowledge and understanding of Christian beliefs and practices and the religious beliefs and practices of other contemporary world faiths. Promoting religious understanding and respect, and challenging prejudice, discrimination and stereotyping to develop an understanding of the value of living in a multicultural, multi-faith and multi-lingual society.  Our teaching will offer children the opportunity to ask and explore difficult or ‘risky’ questions within a safe but challenging context.  We aim to help children to learn to clearly and coherently articulate their own personal beliefs, ideas, values and experiences, while respecting the right of others to differ.

Right of Withdrawal


RE plays an important part in young people’s social, moral, spiritual and cultural development. It should be inclusive and broadminded; it is not appropriate for Religious Education to promote a particular point of view. Parents have the right to withdraw their child from RE lessons after discussion with the head teacher. Schools have a responsibility to supervise children who have been withdrawn, but not to provide any alternative teaching.