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Religious Education

‘Central to the approach to learning in ‘Challenging RE’ is the process of building conceptual bridges between the pupils’ own lives and the content that they explore. Whatever background a pupil comes from, RE must engage all pupils in meaningful learning that they can apply to their own lives. And this means engaging pupils in their learning by building bridges between pupils’ experience and religious/worldview contexts.’


2023 Agreed Syllabus

Religious Education Vision Statement

Developing curiosity and understanding through encouraging inclusive, respectful and reflective global citizens, with an awareness of the religions, traditions and cultures influencing our multi-cultural society.



At Botley School we are committed to developing religiously literate pupils, who acquire the knowledge and understanding of the principle religions through an engaging and nurturing environment. RE is used to engage, inspire, challenge and encourage our pupils, equipping them with the skills to answer challenging concepts and questions, explore different religious beliefs, values and traditions. Pupils experience and explore key religious communities and build an appreciation for their influence on individual’s lives and behaviours. RE is enquiry led and develops their ability to reason and reflect upon religious and moral issues. RE promotes acceptance and enables pupils to combat prejudice, preparing them for life in a multi-cultural society.


RE is taught throughout the school in such a way as to reflect the overall aims, values, and philosophy of the school. RE plays an important role in promoting the spiritual, moral, social, and cultural development of our children.


RE Curriculum Overview

RE Progression Map

RE in the Early Years