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Religious Education

Barden Primary School follows the Lancashire syllabus, approved in line with the law, by the Agreed Syllabus Conference, SACRE and the Local Authority. The syllabus explains all the requirements for the RE curriculum across schools in Lancashire, outlining statutory requirements and also, the areas of study for each key stage.

The syllabus aims to give a deeper understanding of what it is to be a human. Following the syllabus, we can become more open minded, respectful and set personal goals in life. With this in mind, these skills and attitudes developed through RE will hopefully make a significant contribution to promoting British Values and developing the importance of diversity and ethnicity.


Barden Primary School hopes to achieve the aims of the syllabus across Religious Education by:

  • Including knowledge and reference to religious and nonreligious beliefs and worldviews, practices and ways of life.
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of all members that make up our increasingly diverse community.
  • As part of the syllabus at each Key Stage, visits to local places of worship are encouraged as are visits by members of SACRE and faith communities to local schools.
  • Develop understanding of concepts and mastery of skills to make sense of religion and belief, at an appropriate level of challenge for their age.
  • Develop positive attitudes and values and to reflect and relate their learning in RE to their own experience.
  • Have the opportunity to learn that there are those who do not hold religious beliefs and have their own philosophical perspectives.


The syllabus has been created in a cyclical format to enable children to revisit and build on their prior knowledge of the different beliefs and practices taught across the school. The syllabus also allows for teachers to be flexible and adapt the term in which units are taught in their year group, to allow for cross-curricular links or involvement with parents or other members of the community.