Religious Education

Religious Education has an important part to play in promoting the spiritual, moral, social, cultural and intellectual development of our pupils and in helping them to gain a greater understanding of themselves and a more sympathetic awareness of the needs of others. This enables pupils to be better equipped to cope with the responsibilities and experiences of adult life.

Religious Education Learning Journey

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The aim of Religious Education at the Devonshire Hill Nursery and Primary school is to help children to acquire and develop knowledge and understanding of the principal religions represented in Great Britain. Through RE, pupils develop their knowledge of the major world faiths and learn to appreciate the way that religious beliefs shape our lives and our behaviour. Our children will develop the ability to make reasoned and informed judgements about religious and moral issues and enhance their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

Our RE curriculum is enhanced further with trips to places of worship in our local area.


Having taken into account the requirements and guidelines presented in the Agreed Syllabus, the following religions have been selected for study at The Devonshire Hill Nursery and Primary School:

  • Christianity
  • Islam
  • Judaism
  • Hinduism
  • Buddhism

The Devonshire Hill Nursery and Primary School uses the Discovery RE Scheme which supports teachers to deliver engaging and challenging RE lesson confidently.  Through this scheme our children’s learning is carefully planned for progression and depth.


Our Religious Education curriculum is high quality, well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression. Through R.E., the children are able to make links between their own lives and those of others in their community and the wider world. The children are also developing an understanding of other people’s cultures and ways of life.

The R.E. curriculum offers our children the means to understand how other people choose to live and to understand why they choose to live in that way.

School Context

Religious representation at The Devonshire Hill Nursery and Primary School is currently (2020):

  • Buddhism 0.01%
  • Catholic 7.2%
  • Christian (including Catholic) 31.3%
  • Hinduism 0.01%
  • Islam 42.7%
  • Judaism 0%
  • Sikhism 0.04%
  • No religion 11.1%
  • Other 0%
  • Not Specified 12.2%
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