Clifton Primary School

The Clifton family is united in striving to create a calm, safe and positive school which nurtures friendships

Religious Education

Religious Education explores how people and communities make meaning of their lives through their different religious beliefs.


At Clifton we aim to, through R.E enable children to understand and respond to the significant and vital questions of life. We teach R.E in a way that inspires pupils to explore, develop and assert their own faith, values and respect the beliefs of others. We believe that R.E will support children to develop spiritually, morally and socially by helping them to reflect upon personal feelings, responses and relationships, and will prepare them for modern life in Britain.


Studying religion and belief has a claim to be a crucial part of a complete education because of the influence of religions and beliefs on individuals, culture, behaviour and national life. More than ever before, the world we live in is both multi-ethnic and global. We no longer need to travel across the ocean to visit a Hindu temple or an Islamic mosque or to meet a Sikh. It is almost certain that you will meet someone from any and all of these religions in your own schools. This makes it even more critical that we promote our ability to comprehend and learn about other people’s religious traditions. RE can also make important contributions to other parts of the school curriculum such as citizenship, personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE education), the humanities, education for sustainable development and others. It offers opportunities for personal reflection and spiritual development, deepening the understanding of the significance of religion in the lives of others – individually, communally and cross-culturally.