Religious Education

All 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 religions.  This 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.

The 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.

If parents wish to withdraw their child from Religious Education they should contact the Headteacher.


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