RE Overview

At Rainbow Primary School we follow the Bradford Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education. Children are expected to learn about religions and religion; to ensure that RE provides breadth and balance in both content and approaches to learning so that young people become religiously literate.

They are also helped to learn from religion and religions; to ensure that they create relevance, meaning and develop personally from their engagement with RE. Throughout school they will learn about and from the six major religions: Islam, Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism, Sikhism and Buddhism.

The Bradford Agreed Syllabus for RE

The Bradford Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education 2016 – 2021 should be used by all Bradford local authority maintained schools from September 2016. It is hoped that Academies and Free Schools will also use this syllabus in order to ensure that all pupils across the Bradford District benefit from the same high quality religious education.
SACRE has ensured that the syllabus reflects good practice in contemporary education. Pupils will develop a progressive understanding of religious concepts through the investigation of deep questions.
Pupils will develop the capacity to describe, explain and analyse religious concepts through structured investigation, reflection and response which will enable them to understand and appreciate the nature (what it is), significance (why it is important) and impact (what difference it makes) of religious and non-religious beliefs and worldviews.
Additional support documents and professional development will be available to support teachers in the delivery of this syllabus.


Bradford Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education 2016-21