Chorlton C of E Primary School

“An Adventure for the Mind, and a Home for the Heart”

“UN Rights of a Child Article 2: A child has rights, whatever their ethnicity, gender, religion, language or abilities. Whatever they think or say, whatever their family background.”

Year 6 performance of 'High School Musical' will be on Wednesday 10th July, starting at 5.15pm. Year 6 pupils to arrive at 4.45pm You are all welcome to join us at Chorlton Family Fest Saturday 29th June 12pm - 4pm :

Religious Education


  • To provide opportunities for pupils to recognise and develop their own beliefs, values and attitudes and those of others
  • To support the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of all our pupils to enable them to become well rounded citizens
  • To cultivate a community where every individual is appreciated, respected and encouraged to fulfil their potential
  • To have our Christian values permeate a rich and varied RE curriculum 



The RE Curriculum at Chorlton C of E follows the Manchester Agreed Syllabus which is a collaboration between 5 Greater Manchester authorities and is supported by Manchester SACRE. This syllabus reinforces the importance of religious education as an academic discipline. It enables understanding of concepts and the development of skills and attitudes so that our pupils can explore wider issues of religion and belief in religiously literate ways. 


The RE curriculum is split into 3 strands: believing, expressing and living. The RE curriculum is delivered through discrete, weekly lessons, which each link to an over-arching, termly ‘Big Question’.  These ‘Big Questions’ are then broken down into smaller, sub questions which are explored each week,  engaging pupils in systematic enquiry of significant human questions which religion and worldviews address.  


Children learn about religion with a focus on beliefs, teachings and sources, practices and ways of life and forms of expression. Pupils learn to communicate their knowledge and understanding using specialist vocabulary. The curriculum includes opportunities to identify and develop an understanding of ultimate questions and ethical issues. Children are also given the opportunity to develop their ability to reflect on, and respond to, their own experiences and learning about religion and other worldviews. It develops children's skills of application, interpretation and evaluation of what they learn about religion, particularly questions of identity and belonging, meaning, purpose, truth, values and commitments, and communicating their responses.  


The Manchester R.E. curriculum is designed to be representative of the local demographic, and accordingly provides opportunities to learn about not only the predominant Chrisitian beliefs practised in the region, but also other religions and worldviews, such as Judaism, Islam and Hinduism, which are significantly represented in school, and within the local area, alongside non-religious worldviews. Where appropriate, R.E. work is linked to other areas of the curriculum including, English, Science, Music and Art.  

Resources are used to promote learning in creative, practical and imaginative ways and with a view to developing children's ability to talk about their own and others' beliefs respectfully. This supports the delivery of a creative and challenging curriculum, which builds on first-hand experience and builds on the school's ethos as a Rights Respecting Gold School.  


Article 14: You have the right to choose your own religion.

Article 30: You have the right to practise your own culture, language and religion. 


Summary of the RE Curriculum at Chorlton C of E Primary:

Our Religious Education curriculum is also drawn from: 

  • Christian Aid 
  • Understanding Christianity


Through our teaching of RE, our children have a better understanding of a range of religions. Pupils can articulate their own thoughts about religion, belief and spirituality. They gain a deeper understanding of beliefs and practices which enable children to arrive at an informed and empathetic understanding of different groups which will help promote community cohesion and integration.

Enjoyment of the RE Curriculum taught promotes confidence, creativity and inquisitiveness in the children and an understanding of how their learning can help them in their own decision making and future. 

Please see the link below to our 'Excellent' SIAMs inspection relating to the impact of our provision as a C of E School.

Chorlton C of E Primary School

“An Adventure for the Mind, and a Home for the Heart”


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