state schools are required to make provision for a daily act of
collective worship and must teach religious education to pupils
at every key stage. The aims set out in the West Sussex Agreed
Syllabus 2020-2025 underline what we expect pupils to know and
understand about religion and the skills needed to do this.
Religious Education at Thorney Island Community Primary School
engages pupils in an enquiry approach where they can develop an
understanding and appreciation for the expression of beliefs,
cultural practices and influence of principle religions and
worldviews in the local, national and wider global community.
Pupils also study how religions relate to each other,
recognising both similarities and differences within and between
helps children develop a sense of personal responsibility, an
understanding of others and a positive attitude towards playing
a full part in the life of the school community.
school has developed strong links with the Vicar of St John’s,
Southbourne in which St Nicholas Church, Thorney Island lies
within the same Parish. We are fortunate to work closely with
the Vicar and Padre of the Island to enhance the children’s
learning of Religious Education.
parents wish to withdraw their child from Religious Education
they should contact the Headteacher.