Religious Education

At Cornfield School the Religious Education department follows the Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education in West Sussex with the following principle aims.

To teach Religious Education so that children may:

  • Acquire a knowledge and understanding of the origins, content and development of the Christian religion and of other religions, their traditions and beliefs.
  • Understand the importance of religious experience and recognise the ways by whichDSCN1981 these experiences have been interpreted and express through a variety of religious traditions.
  • Appreciate the contribution that religious and spiritual ideas and concepts can make to their personal search for meaning and purpose in life, enabling them to develop their own spiritual values.
  • Look beyond themselves and recognise the contribution of religion in the establishment of relationships and responsibilities in the family, among friends, in schools, the community and the world at large.
  • Explore the consequences of religious belief and experience in the development of personal attitudes.