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RE / Collective Worship

RE at Story Wood


Religious education enables children to investigate and reflect on some of the fundamental questions of life. At Story Wood School we enable children to develop a sound knowledge of all major world religions, including Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Judaism, Sikhism and Buddhism. Each class also visits a different place of worship during the year. Children reflect on what it means to have faith and develop their own spiritual knowledge and understanding. We also help the children to reflect on what they can learn from these faith traditions. Please see below for our RE policy. For more detail on the topics covered in each year group please see the individual class pages.

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 in a variety of forms across the week, including assemblies and classroom reflections. In addition to this, we visit local churches to celebrate Christmas and Easter and each class leads an assembly to celebrate a different religious festival for example Diwali and Eid. Collective worship at Story Wood is broadly Christian in character, however festivals and religious events from other faith traditions are included throughout the year, 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 current and previous school years.

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 or 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.