Religious Education

A Hoyle Court Theologian

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
(Mahatma Gandhi)


At Hoyle Court Primary School we inspire children to be enthusiastic and passionate about learning about other faiths. It is an essential area of the curriculum which reflects that 80% of our world citizens follow a faith or religion. Exposure to this aims to prepare children for adult life and as global and British citizen. Children learn to respond to the local, national and global landscape of religion and belief diversity. Our curriculum follows the locally agreed syllabus for Bradford.

In the context of today’s world, RE helps children and young people to hold balanced and well informed conversations about religion and belief, i.e. be religiously tolerant.  Pupils access a high quality RE curriculum that engenders an interest in exploring, improving understanding of and showing respect for different faiths and cultural diversity. This enables them to develop a knowledge and acceptance of religions and worldviews, with the skill to “disagree agreeably”. This includes learning about the major religions of the world – and people’s right to follow alternative faiths or follow no faith at all.

The RE curriculum creates a safe and stimulating environment in which all children are entitled to question, evaluate and express themselves through debate and discussion. We lead by example through being Teachers who are empowered through strong subject knowledge to have the skills to challenge conceptions, preconceptions and misconceptions.

We provide learning opportunities so that when children leave us they have developed their own views, opinions and attitudes and are tolerant, understanding and accepting of others.

What do children at Hoyle Court learn in Religious Education?