St Nicholas Church of England Primary School

Religious Education

Religious Education is given high priority at St Nicholas, and forms part of our core curriculum. The curriculum explores Christianity in depth, as a living religion at the heart of our community, and relates to the values, attitudes, relationships and aspirations that we promote within the wider school community. However, children also develop a clear understanding of the beliefs, practices and traditions of other principal religions and world views. We aim that children from all faiths, and none, enjoy engaging in inspiring and academically rigorous Religious Education lessons which relate to real life experiences.

The school follows the Rochester Diocesan Education syllabus for primary schools, supported by the Understanding Christianity syllabus, details of which can be found below.

Collective worship time is not included in the allocation for RE.

Priorities 22-23

Priorities for this academic year: 

  1. To ensure that the RE curriculum promotes and champions diversity and inclusion for all. 

  1. To develop further teachers’ confidence in assessing RE, using new reporting systems.  

Curriculum Overview


Click here to view the KS1 overview

Click here to view the lower KS2 overview

Click here to view the upper KS2 overview