Religious Education and Collective Worship

Asarena Simon

Headteacher/RE Lead

At St John of Jerusalem C of E Primary School, children are taught to understand and respect the importance of religious beliefs in the world around them. We encourage children to use and develop their skills in RE and to participate in critical thinking.

We aim to ensure that the RE curriculum is challenging, dynamic and relevant to pupils of all ages,and we follow the scheme of work set by London Diocese. In the Foundation Stage, RE is taught through topics based upon children’s own lives and their own experiences. During Key Stage 1, the study of Christianity is introduced and aspects of Judaism and Islam are taught. There is also consideration for non-religious beliefs. In Key Stage 2, the study of Christianity is developed and religious beliefs within Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism and Islam are explored.

Each classroom has an RE area for reflection, and a class RE book to put in work and pictures that they have done as a class.


We have received an Outstanding award for our RE provision.  Please find the full report and our Collective Worship policy here: