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Religious Education

At Crampton Primary School we aim to develop children’s skills of enquiry, reasoned argument and reflection. We are a multi-faith school and offer a rich and varied curriculum to reflect this.
Children are taught about a range of religions and learn to respect and ask questions about different religions, traditions and cultures around the world. Across the school year we aim to make R.E relevant by studying and celebrating real events; from inviting members of our local community including parents and carers to celebrate Ramadan, to learning about the Easter story and why people around the world celebrate these events.

We believe children learn best from real experiences in order to capture their imaginations and encourage curiosity. We try to enhance our curriculum in many ways to ensure this is how children learn and respect different religions. At Crampton we encourage children to ask questions in order to impact on their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. During religious education lessons, children are challenged to push themselves to think outside of their comfort zones and explore their skills, beliefs and ideas; asking questions at all times whilst experiencing practical lessons.

Crampton Primary School follows the Southwark Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education. This syllabus makes space for all pupils to explore their own beliefs, values and traditions, and those of others. It allows all children to share their experiences, learn from one another and the religions and beliefs in our community.

Religions studied at Crampton include Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism and Judaism. Parents have the right to withdraw pupils from religious lessons but it must be understood that such activities do make a contribution to cross- curricular objectives.


Southwark syllabus: ‘Religious Education can enthuse learners and open minds, leading to deeper understanding and greater awareness of the world and global challenges. It can encourage children and young people to have confidence in their own growing sense of identity as well as valuing and respecting diversity in others. ‘