Laleham Church of England Primary School

Religious Education


“Pupils know the Bible verse that supports the values and confidently explain how being joined to God unites them and leads to positive attitudes. Regardless of faith, pupils agree that, ‘we feel very close to God here” SIAMS Report.                



At Laleham C of E, we are committed to the teaching and learning of an engaging and inspiring RE Curriculum. We believe RE has an important role in reflecting and conveying our distinctively Christian character of our school. Our school Christian vision of ‘A Christ-centred community, learning, growing and celebrating together in the love of God’ is firmly embedded in our teaching of RE. Our curriculum is carefully planned to provide children with the opportunity to develop a spiritual and moral approach to life.

RE at Laleham seeks to address important questions about the meaning and purpose of existence, and to discover and celebrate what is ultimately worthwhile and valuable in life. The RE curriculum is based on the London Diocesan Syllabus and is determined by the Governing Body. 

At Laleham C of E, we deliver a rich and varied curriculum. We aim to ensure that pupils acquire a knowledge and understanding of both Christianity and other religious beliefs and practices through exploring other world faiths including: Islam, Judaism, Sikhism, Hinduism and Buddhism. Children are also able to reflect on their own beliefs, values and experiences in light of their study. Our RE curriculum is based upon enquiry with each unit and lesson having a focus question, encouraging children to share their own thoughts and ideas, no matter what those are, and to listen to the views of others. They are always times of lively, open discussions and debate.

In the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist School’s, which took place in May 2017, Laleham C of E was graded ‘Outstanding’ in all areas. The report stated The school promotes a sense of spirituality that is shared by the whole community and pupils have many opportunities to ask deep questions, learn the power of reflection and develop their spiritual personality, irrespective of their personal faith or belief.”


Find out what our children have to say about religious education here 



Religious Education Policy


Progression in Religious Education


Religious Education Review of the Year (Impact)