RE at Marlborough St Mary’s


At Marlborough St Mary’s we follow the Wiltshire locally agreed syllabus and use the ‘Understanding Christianity’ and ‘Discovery RE’ resources to support our teaching of RE. We believe that Religious Education is an important part of a balanced and broad curriculum. It allows pupils to consider and respond to important questions, as well as exploring their own spiritual development.

At Marlborough St Mary’s CE School, pupils and their families can expect a high quality religious education that is rich and varied, enabling learners to acquire a thorough knowledge and understanding of a range of faiths and world views. At the same time providing nurture and care for their spiritual, emotional, moral, social and cultural wellbeing. As a church school, the teaching of Christianity is at the heart of our RE curriculum. Through the Understanding Christianity resource, the use of an enquiry approach engages with significant theological concepts and the pupil’s own understanding of the world as part of their wider religious literacy. Using the Wiltshire Locally Agreed Syllabus, we learn about other religions and world views, fostering respect for them. Links with our Christian values and vision, and support for pupil’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development are intrinsic to our RE curriculum and have a significant impact on learners.

Religious education should enable every child to flourish and to live life in all its fullness. (John 10:10). It will help educate for dignity and respect encouraging all to live well together.

Such an approach is offered through a commitment to generous hospitality, being true to our underpinning faith, but with a deep respect for the integrity of other religious traditions (and worldviews) and for the religious freedom of each person.

(Religious Education Statement of Entitlement February 2019)