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Religious Education


At St Leonard’s CE Primary School, everyone is part of our ‘Journey in Faith, Love and Learning’ by following Jesus’ example, to make a positive difference in the lives of others. RE forms the foundations on which we can support the development of the whole child.

Our Christian family at St Leonard’s contributes to the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of every child. We instil respect for all faiths and cultures and teach the importance of equality and justice.

We engage, inspire and encourage our pupils by equipping them with the knowledge, understanding and skills to enable the children to make their own informed decisions and to have the confidence to form and voice their views about the ever-changing diverse community and world we live in.  We also ensure the children have a safe and supportive environment where they can explore life’s big questions. 


“No other aspect of school life can ensure better than RE that school is experienced by staff and students alike not as a fact factory but as a laboratory for learning the values and virtues, attitudes and aptitudes which make for the wholeness of body, mind and spirit,”

(Saxbee 2013)




The school follows the Blackburn Diocese Syllabus called ‘Questful RE’. At St. Leonards, we believe that RE has the potential to have a powerful and lasting effect on the children’s hearts and minds. As RE develops children’s knowledge and understanding of the nature of religion and belief, it provokes challenging questions about meaning and purpose, truth and values, identity and belonging. Children are invited to go on a ‘quest’ to discover more about religion and world views and as they do so will discover more about themselves.

Pupils will experience, explore and encounter a wide range of creative and challenging multi-sensory activities that will help them to discover the answers to fundamental questions such as these: –

  • Who am I and what does it mean to be me?
  • In what ways do/can I relate to others?
  • How/where can I encounter God?
  • How can I make a positive contribution to the world in which I live?
  • What values, attitudes, beliefs and behaviour are important to me?
  • What does it mean to have faith?
  • Who/what influences and inspires me?

RE Overview 2023 - 2024

Year 2 creating their own Torah Scroll