Religious Education

Religious Education plays an important part of the broad and balanced curriculum offered in school. 

The children enjoy attending daily assemblies, which are mainly reflective in character, but may also draw on faith stories  or focus on moral and social issues. Children are welcomed into the school from any religious background or none, and each will find their opinions and beliefs valued and respected. 


Religious education at Cowlersley Primary School provides the children with the opportunity to have:

  • A good level of religious understanding and knowledge.

  • A thorough engagement with a range of questions about the meaning and significance of existence.

  • The ability to ask significant and highly reflective questions about religion and demonstrate an excellent understanding of issues related to the nature, truth and value of religion.

  • A strong understanding of how the beliefs, values, practices and ways of life within any religion cohere together

  • Exceptional independence; the ability to think for themselves and take the initiative in, for example, asking questions, carrying out investigations, evaluating ideas and working constructively with others.

  • Significant levels of originality, imagination or creativity, which are shown in their responses to their learning in RE.

  • The ability to link the study of religion and belief to personal reflections on meaning and purpose.

  • A wide knowledge and deep understanding across a wide range of religions and beliefs.


Parents do, however, have the right to with draw their child from the whole or part of the R.E. curriculum. Any parent requiring further information or wishing to withdraw their child should contact the office. 

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