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Religious Education at Gateway Primary School:

Here at Gateway we follow the The Oxfordshire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education.  In order to meet the statutory requirement that religious education must reflect the fact that ‘the religious traditions in Great Britain are in the main Christian, while taking account of the teaching and practices of the other principal religions represented in Great Britain’. To achieve this, we focus on Christianity by exploring all core questions through Christian traditions, rituals, beliefs and lifestyles. Other faiths, traditions and beliefs are used to broaden and deepen the exploration of the questions, so that our children develop a growing awareness and understanding of the nature, role and influence of different religions, traditions, beliefs and lifestyles in the world.


RE offers children the opportunity to:

  • To debate different beliefs which we hope in turn will help them to:
  •  develop their own beliefs.
  • We empower our children to reflect and share on their own beliefs and experiences in a safe and non- judgemental environment.


RE at Gateway allows children to:

  • Explore a range of religions:





  • Understand and celebrate the different religions to help the children understand a community.
  • Develop their social, cultural, moral and spiritual values in ways which they will carry with them through into their adult lives.



RE across our school:


RE in the Early Years Foundation Stage supports the achievement of the Early Learning Goals through appropriate subject content, according to the needs of the pupils and the resources and expertise of the staff.


KS1 and KS2:

Key Stages 1 and 2 focus on Christianity whilst also drawing from Hinduism, Islam and Judaism, as well as non religious worldviews, to provide appropriate depth and breadth to the exploration of the core questions and to meet the needs of the children. Reference to other religions, traditions, beliefs and lifestyles can be used to illustrate specific points, to reflect world events, or to include those represented in the class.