Religious Education

At St Bees Village School, we aim to enable children to reach their full potential through providing challenging experiences in an environment where children are encouraged to respect themselves and others as a valued member of a global society.  We aim to grow inquisitive learners who adopt an enquiring approach to religions and world views.

Religious Education is taught in our school because it makes:

‘a major contribution to the education of children and young people. At its best, it is intellectually challenging and personally enriching. It helps young people develop beliefs and values, and promotes the virtues of respect and empathy, which are important in our diverse society. It fosters civilised debate and reasoned argument, and helps pupils to understand the place of religion and belief in the modern world.’  

(RE: realising the potential, Ofsted 2013).