RE develops pupils’ knowledge, understanding and awareness of Christianity and the other main religions represented in Britain. It encourages respect for those with different beliefs and promotes pupils spiritual, moral, cultural and mental development.
All RE is in accordance with the Cambridgeshire Agreed Syllabus. Collective worship is mainly of a Christian character, and provides pupils with the opportunity to worship God, to consider spiritual and moral issues and to explore their own beliefs. Opportunities are also taken throughout the curriculum to develop a sense of awe, wonder and the ability to reflect on spiritual and everyday issues.
All pupils take part in a daily act of collective worship. Collective worship may be led by a member of staff, children or visitors. The Rector of St Leonard’s Church and other local Church members regularly lead assemblies. Although we are not a Church of England Academy, we hold special assemblies in St Leonard’s Church as part of our RE and community work. Parents are invited to attend their child’s class assembly and special assemblies held throughout the year in the Academy or the Church.
Pupils may be withdrawn from RE or Collective Worship, or both, if the parents wish it. However, we would like to emphasise that this part of the day enhances the Academy’s ethos and academic teaching.