Ightenhill Primary School

To be the best that we can be.


Religious Education at Ightenhill



At the heart of our RE syllabus is the quest to understand what it is to be human. By learning about and from religion, we can become more open minded, respectful and achieve greater self-awareness. The skills and attitudes developed though RE can thus make a significant contribution to promoting British Values and developing community cohesion.


We believe that through the teaching of RE we can contribute to pupils’ personal development and well-being and develop community cohesion by promoting mutual respect and tolerance in a diverse society. We work with Building Bridges in Burnley, who work in partnership with Lancashire SACRE to provide school with specialist support to bring Religious Education to life and to promote community cohesion. Through this support, we are able to enrich the children’s learning through regular faith visitors coming into school to share their beliefs and traditions with the children.




Through RE, we aim to provide opportunities for children to;



  • develop an awareness of spiritual and moral issues in life experiences


  • develop knowledge and understanding of major religions and British Values


  • develop their sense of identity and belonging, preparing them for life as citizens in a multi-faith society


  • develop an understanding of what it means to be committed to a religious tradition


  • develop enquiry and response skills through the use of distinctive language, listening and empathy


  • be able to reflect on their own experiences and to develop a personal response to the fundamental questions of life


  • develop understanding of religious tradition and beliefs and to appreciate the cultural differences in Britain today


  • develop investigative and research skills that enable them to make reasoned judgements about religious issues


  • have respect for other peoples’ views and to celebrate diversity in society