Religious Education is a curriculum entitlement for all children and the school follows the ’Derbyshire and Derby City Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education 2020-2025'. Religious Education does not seek to urge religious beliefs on children or to compromise the integrity of their own beliefs by promoting one religion over another. Parents have the right to withdraw their child from Religious Education. Suitable alternative provision will be made.
We promote a tolerance of and respect for people of all faiths (or those of no faith), cultures and lifestyles through the effective spiritual, moral social and cultural development of pupils, including through the extent to which our school engage our pupils in extra-curricular activities and volunteering in the local community.
At Cherry Tree Hill Primary School our vision for Religious Education is to provide children with a deep level of knowledge, tolerance and understanding about religion. We aim to provide children with the tools to ask reflective questions about religion whilst showing an excellent understanding of their own views and practices. Within our religious education lessons, children will develop an ability to link the study of religion to their own beliefs and make personal reflections. Our ambition is for children to leave Cherry Tree Hill Primary School having been taught a wide range of religions ensuring they are tolerant and respectful citizens, who have a strong understanding of how beliefs, values and practices are a vital part of who we are as individuals and as collective members of society.