At Bradley Primary School we recognise that Religious Education aims to inspire, engage and encourages pupils to develop their knowledge and skills through challenging questions, exploring different religious beliefs, values and traditions. Together the RE curriculum and school values teach children the fundamental British values of; understanding, tolerance and respect for people of different faiths and cultures; democracy; the rule of law and individual liberty.

All staff at Bradley Primary School understand that high quality teaching of Religious Education is central to the development of pupil’s knowledge of the beliefs and practices of different religions and worldviews. We believe Religious Education gives pupils valuable insights into the diverse beliefs and opinions held by people today. It helps with their own personal development and supports an understanding of spiritual, moral, social, and cultural questions.



At Bradley Primary School, Religious Education helps children to learn about their own religion and other people’s religion as well as transferrable skills such as consideration, tolerance, empathy and respect. There are opportunities within the curriculum for children to enhance their skills and knowledge in each unit and we ensure that the planned progression built into the scheme of work offers the children an increasing challenge as they move through the school. At Bradley Primary School we believe that it is important for all our pupils to learn from and about religion, so that they can understand the world around them.  Education contributes to pupils’ spiritual, moral, cultural, intellectual, social and physical development by helping them:

  • To understand what religions teach, what it means to be a religious believer and to be aware of experiences which raise issues about the meaning of life. 
  • To reflect on and respond to this understanding and awareness and to express their own ideas. 
  • Reflecting on individual experiences and fostering a personal response to the fundamental questions of life.
  • Enables children to understand about other world religions and world views, their impact on society and culture, enabling children to express ideas and insights. 


The implementation of Religious Education involves providing pupils with a broad understanding of different religions through an enquiry and spiral based approach. Through this approach pupils can understand and appreciate their beliefs, whilst building on prior knowledge to ensure effective progression is made. 

At Bradley Primary School Religious Education is taught in accordance with the Lancashire Agreed Syllabus. Our curriculum enables all pupils to achieve well and attain high level outcomes by the end of each Key Stage. 
The teaching and learning sequence within each unit follows the same model:

  • Shared Human Experiences
  • Beliefs and Values
  • Living Religious Traditions
  • Search for Personal Meaning

Through this syllabus the children are encouraged to ask questions and search for their own answers, allowing children the opportunity for reflection. We enrich the curriculum by organising visits to places of worship, regular faith visits and the use of artefacts.



The impact of Religious Education is reflected in students' increased cultural awareness and understanding. The children at Bradley Primary School enjoy learning about other religions and making links between their own lives and those of others in their community and in the wider world. Through Religious Education, our children are developing an understanding of other people’s cultures and ways of life and worship. As a result, pupils show high levels of self-awareness and model respect and empathy for others. 

Year 3 visited the local church, as they were learning all about Jesus in Christianity. 



 Year 4 visited the Guru Gobind Singh Gurdwara, as they were learning about Sikhism in RE. During this trip, they were able to try Sikh food, explore the 5 k's and spoke to members of the Gurdwara.



At Bradley, we respect all faiths and religions. These are the flags we created when celebrating World Culture Day. We enjoyed learning about different religions and cultures. Some of the religions we looked at were: Islam, Christianity and Hinduism.


As part of our Hinduism religion in RE, we had a lady called Neelam visit us who spoke about the Hindu festival of light 'Diwali.' We enjoyed looking at the different artefacts and looking how hindus celebrate this festival.