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Religious Education

Religious Education

At Chudleigh Knighton, Religious Education plays a significant role in the development of our pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. It promotes respect and open-mindedness towards others with different faiths, beliefs and ideas, celebrates diversity, and encourages our pupils to develop their sense of identity and belonging through self-awareness and reflection.


Our principle aim is to explore what people believe and the difference this makes to how they live, in local, national and global contexts. We want our pupils to gain the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to handle questions raised by faith, belief and moral issues, allowing them to make reasoned and informed judgements, as well as enabling them to develop their own ideas, values and identities.


As a result of their learning, our pupils will reflect on their own ideas and ways of living. They will be able to articulate clearly and coherently their own personal beliefs, ideas, values and experiences. Our pupils will develop an ability to communicate positively within our school and wider community, be able to agree or disagree respectfully, in addition to valuing the right of others’ opinions to differ from their own.

For more information on the teaching of RE and the Religious Education Statement of Intent, please access the 'Curriculum' section of this website, found under 'Key Information'.