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Religious Education

Religious Education at St Paul's


Religious Education is taught according to the Buckinghamshire Agreed Syllabus and Oxford Diocesan Board of Education Scheme which, in turn, reflects the Church of England Statement of Entitlement.


In the Foundation Stage children have the opportunities for spiritual and moral dimensions through the Early Learning Goals. Their learning can be through both separate and cross-curricular themes which include:


Other People

How I live

How other people live


Important Experiences

Important things

Expressing our feelings


Exploring belief

Religious stories & meanings


At Key Stage 1 pupils will study Christianity and Judaism in depth. Other religions will be referred to. Themes include:


Special Places


Special Things

Special Occasions


Special People

The Natural World


Pupils will have opportunities to enhance their own spiritual and moral development.


At Key Stage 2 pupils will continue to study Christianity and Islam in depth. Other religions may be referred to as they arise through units of study as appropriate to concepts which are being explored. However, they will not be taught in depth. Themes covered include:

Beliefs about God



Founders & Prophets

Holy Books


Places of Worship

Religion in the community

Right and Wrong

Rites of Passage

The Natural World

Thinking and Being


Religious Eductation Intent at St Paul's


Be like a Philosophers – We are… Compassionate, Debaters, Open Minded

Religious Education Implementation at St Paul's