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Religious Education

Religious Education is a core subject at our school and is taught once a week in every class. As a Church School, although Christianity forms the major theme in Religious Education lessons, we have a duty to foster an accurate and increasing understanding of other religions. As a result, our pupils gain a greater insight into the world in which they are growing up. They are also able to appreciate the faith of others and develop a deeper understanding of their own beliefs and practices.


We aim to provide each child with the opportunity to achieve his or her potential regardless of economic and social background. We endeavour to do this by promoting the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of children. Working alongside parents and the community, we aim to prepare children for a happy and successful future, creating lifelong learners. We want every child to leave Shrivenham CE Primary School knowing they are amazing, loved, valued, wonderful and unique, because God made them that way. We also teach children the personal qualities and characteristics that Jesus developed during his teaching. We encourage our children to be motivated, persistent, confident, resourceful, communicative and organised.


'All things are possible for one who believes' (Mark 9.23)

RE Scheme of Work 

In Shrivenham C of E Primary school we follow the Oxford Diocesan Board of Education RE Scheme of Work, which has been adapted to meet the needs of current Locally Agreed Syllabuses for RE. It has provided a framework on which Shrivenham school has constructed its own RE curriculum, including at least 6 units per year group from Year 1 through to Year 6.


Christianity is covered in every year group and there are units exploring the Hindu, Muslim, Jewish and Sikh faiths, as well as opportunities to touch on other worldviews. Every unit has a suggested enquiry question, outcomes and resource links as well as suggested learning activities. 


As from September 2023, Shrivenham C of E school will follow the new Oxfordshire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education 2023. You can find the links for the current and the new Agreed Syllabuses below. 

Please click on the link below to go to our RE Curriculum page, where you can find more information about the teaching of RE in our school.