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RE at Story Wood


Religious education enables children to investigate and reflect on some of the most fundamental questions asked by people. At Story Wood School we enable children to develop a sound knowledge not only of Christianity but also of other world religions, especially those that are the main faiths of children within our school. Children reflect on what it means to have a faith and to develop their own spiritual knowledge and understanding. We help the children learn from religions as well as about religions. Please see below for our RE policy and overview of themes and topics covered in RE. 

Collective Worship at Story Wood


The purpose of collective worship is to promote children's spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and to foster a sense of community, shared values and identity within the school. Collective worship takes place daily in a variety of forms across the week. These include assemblies and classroom reflections as well as visits to local churches to celebrate Christmas and Easter, and classes leading an assembly each year. Collective worship at Story Wood is broadly Christian in character, however festivals and religious events from other faith traditions are included in the yearly calendar and in every act of collective worship themes will be drawn that are applicable to children of all faiths or no faith. Please see below for our collective worship policy and themes for collective worship for the school year 2016/2017.

The Right of Withdrawal from RE and Collective Worship


At Story Wood School we wish to be an inclusive community but recognise that parents have the legal right to withdraw their children from all or part of religious education and/or collective worship on the grounds of conscience. Parents can choose to withdraw their child from RE and/or collective worship by writing to the head teacher.  We would ask any parent considering this to contact the head teacher to discuss any concerns or anxieties they may have about the policy, provision and practice of religious education at Story Wood School. 


Visitors in RE and Collective Worship


All visitors in school, including visitors invited as part of RE and collective worship, must comply with our visitors in school policy, safeguarding policy and no platform for extremism policy. Please see the policies page of this website for more information.