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Charvil Piggott Primary School

Part of the Piggott Church of England Academy

Religious Education


Through RE, The Charvil Piggott Primary School educates, inspires and engages students to be lifelong, reflective learners. Students become literate in moral, ethical and religious views of the ever-changing, present day. Students learn in an atmosphere that promotes advocacy for others alongside personal spiritual growth, and as such, they go on to lead a life in all its fullness.


Our curriculum intent is founded on the Church of England Religious Education Statement of Entitlement for Church Schools and the Pan-Berkshire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education.

Religious Education at Charvil Piggott Primary School engages pupils in a rich, intellectual discourse about religious traditions that have shaped Great Britain and the world.

Religious Education enables students to use a multi-disciplinary approach to tackling significant human questions of believing, behaving and belonging (as outlined in the Pan-Berkshire syllabus). Pupils use this to reflect on their own world view and meaning to life, and how that impacts their life and window into the world.

In line with the requirements of a Church of England school, pupils learn and understand Christianity as a diverse global living faith through the exploration of core beliefs and practices using an approach that critically engages with biblical text and the diversity within Christianity.

RE contributes to the cultural capital of every pupil in the school and plays a major role in Charvil Piggott Primary School's spiritual, social and moral development programme.

Through RE we:

  • Provoke challenging questions about the meaning and purpose of life, beliefs, the self, issues of right and wrong, and what it means to be human. It develops pupils’ knowledge and understanding of Christianity, other principal religions, and religious traditions that examine these questions, fostering personal reflection and spiritual development
  • encourage pupils to explore their own beliefs (whether they are religious or non-religious), in the light of what they learn, as they examine issues of religious belief and faith and how these impact on personal, institutional and social ethics; and to express their responses. This also builds resilience to anti-democratic or extremist narratives.
  • enable pupils to build their sense of identity and belonging, which helps them flourish within their communities and as citizens in a diverse society
  • teach pupils to develop respect for others, including people with different faiths and beliefs, and helps to challenge prejudice
  • prompt pupils to consider their responsibilities to themselves and to others, and to explore how they might contribute to their communities and to wider society. It encourages empathy, generosity and compassion.
  • develop a sense of awe, wonder and mystery

Learning Journey

To see how our Charvil Primary Learning Journey links to Key Stage 3 and beyond, please click here

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