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Religious Education

Although the school is not a church school and therefore has no specific religious affiliation, we believe strongly that religious education can make a significant contribution to learners’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. 

It is a risk taking subject which allows pupils opportunities to explore questions of meaning, purpose and truth whilst developing personal self evaluation skills.  Religious education is an important vehicle for delivering understanding of other peoples’ views and convictions while working to combat prejudice and discrimination.  

Here at Penruddock we aim to equip our children with the skills to develop and articulate their personal beliefs, ideas, values and experiences, whilst respecting the right of others to differ.


 We have produced the Penruddock Scheme of work for RE but we follow the Cumbria Agreed Syllabus for RE. This rolling program is a two year cycle which allows us the children wider opportunities within RE. Our planning ensures the pupils of Penruddock develop an understanding of Christianity, Sikhism, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, as well as approaching religions such as Baha'i, Jainism, Zoroastianism, Agnosticism, Atheism, and Humanism.