Religious Education and Acts of Worship

As we are a Voluntary Aided Primary School we teach Religious Education according to the Trust Deed, Practices and Beliefs of the Church of England supplied by the Chester Diocesan Guidelines.

The aim of Religious Education at the school is to enable pupils to;

  • Develop a knowledge and understanding of the nature of religion, religious beliefs, practice and experience.
  • Explore the way that religious beliefs and experience shape life and conduct.
  • Consider and engage with the Spiritual Dimension of life.
  • Realise that there are many different religious beliefs held by different people and to respect people’s rights to hold them.

We work closely with the Parish Church of Holy Cross, Woodchurch.  A school service is held monthly in the church, as well as events that celebrate the major Christian festivals. The children are encouraged to behave in a caring fashion towards each other and to extend that friendship into the wider community and parish.

Parents do have the right to withdraw their children from Religious Education and Acts of Worship; however, it is not possible to isolate children from the strong Christian ethos of the school.