Southborough C of E Primary School

Religious Education

As a Church of England school, Religious Education and Collective Worship play an integral role in the daily routine at Southborough. Each child has the opportunity to reflect, pray and focus on God. Every classroom has a prayer area where children's spirtuality can develop further. Several displays around the school are also Christian in nature and are interactive for children to investigate further.
We teach the children about world religions, and help them to explore and reflect on human experiences encouraging the development of sensitive attitudes.

A high priority for your child will be to develop an understanding of themselves in relation to other people. Religious Education is covered both in and outside of the classroom. Christianity is taught for the majority of the time alongside other faiths.

ChurchChildren learn the diversity of different religions, beliefs, values and traditions, whilst still affirming their own faith. Religious Education is crucial in preparing children for their future by enabling them to develop respect and sensitivity to others. Moreover, it deals with difficult questions and creates room for debate on more complex issues.

We have excellent links with our neighbouring church-Christ Church.
More information is available on their website:

 Christ Church

Throughout the school children have the opportunity to visit the church, ask questions and participate in various acts of worship such as our Christmas and Easter Service. Parents are welcome to attend these services.

We also have a range of visitors from local churches and other faith groups to enhance the RE curriculum. Children are taught to empathise with different people in the community and understand the important role they play in making people special and unique.

Parents may wish to withdraw their children from Religious Education lessons and daily Collective Worship. If this is the case, parents should inform the Headteacher of their wishes. As a Church of England School we are inspected by Rochester Diocese under the National Society’s framework for Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools. Our last inspection report can be accessed by clicking link below

SIAMS inspection report June 2014


Year 6 Rochester cathedral visit