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Religious Education


The RE taught at Hollywell enables our children to learn about a number of different religions and beliefs, which we think is vitally important for them to build up appropriate respect for the diversity which surrounds them.  Through discovery, investigation, creativity and deep thinking children will learn about the rich religious diversity of the region, the UK and the world and develop tolerance and empathy for a world of difference. 


As a school in the County of Nottinghamshire we follow the 2015 Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education, “RE for All”.  Through the use of the Syllabus we use RE to enable our pupils to gain insights and knowledge to equip them as responsible members in our society.   The Syllabus we follow encourages pupils to discover more about religion and world views on a range of topics.  They are encouraged to express ideas and insights into key questions which face all human beings as we travel through life.   The three fold aims of RE in Nottinghamshire will ensure that our pupils:

  1. know and understand a range of religions and world views which will allow them to recognise diversity which exists in our society.
  2. can express ideas and insights  about the nature, significance and the impact of religions and world views as they develop their own personal views on a range of issues.
  3. develop and use skills which will assist them to engage seriously with religions and world views.


By following the Agreed Syllabus, RE will contribute to a whole range of school priorities. Their study will promote spiritual, cultural, social and moral development, as well as enabling them to consider British Values such as tolerance and respect for other who hold different world views.


Although RE is statutory, as in all schools, parents do have the right to withdraw their child from lessons or collective worship.  Please speak to the Head Teacher should you wish to discuss this.


If you would like to know more about the Nottinghamshire Agreed Syllabus, a copy is available for you to read in the school.


Please find our long term plan below which provides an overview of the key aspects of the religions that are covered for each year group.

Yearly Religious Education Overview 2019/2020

FS & KS1 Long Term Plan - Religious Education

KS2 Long Term Plan - Religious Education