All Saints is a Voluntary Controlled Church of England School. The religious education given at the school is, by law, of a non-doctrinal nature, not distinctive of any particular denomination, but the expectation is that it will be broadly Christian in content and outlook.
The 1988 Education Act requires schools to include religious education in the curriculum, and to have daily acts of worship. Arrangements are made for those children whose parents wish them to be withdrawn.
The Cumbria Agreed Syllabus 2011 gives children the opportunity to develop both their knowledge and understanding about religion, their own beliefs and values; as well as allowing them to reflect on their own experiences in light of their learning about religion. In Nursery and Reception children start with familiar experiences such as birthdays, Christmas gifts and family celebrations, which provide a basis for sharing religious celebration and ceremony. Christianity is taught throughout the school, together with Hinduism at Key Stage 1 and Hinduism and Islam at Key Stage 2, as well as a knowledge and understanding of major religions practised in Britain.
Within the school we try to maintain a broadly Christian, caring attitude, with an emphasis on love and consideration for one’s neighbour, and an appreciation of the innate value of every person within the school community. We promote our Christian values through our RE teaching so that children can reflect on them throughout the broader curriculum. It is expected that the children will visit “our church”, All Saints, on several occasions during their time at the school.