Religious Education

Please click on the link below to view our most recent Religious Education Policy.

Our current Christian Values in school link in with our Heartsmart programme and are: Love, Respect, Compassion, Forgiveness, Honesty and Resilience.


We aim to ‘Teach children how they should live and they will remember it all their life,’ Proverbs 22:6 in the hope that our children will understand that ‘Mighty Oaks from Little Acorns Grow.’  Our RE curriculum is a key driver for this aim.

Through our RE teaching in school we aim to enable our pupils to have the skills to still themselves, consider wisely, act justly and take responsibility for themselves, those in their immediate families, communities and wider world.  We will explore ways to live out our Christian Values; Love, Respect, Compassion, Forgiveness, Honesty and Resilience in our everyday lives, underpinned with Jesus’ teaching and our theologically rooted Christian Vision. 

We will broaden horizons and understanding of other faiths promoting respect of diversity and celebrating differences and similarities.

We aim to give children authentic experiences through visitors to school and visits to places of worship, including collaborative learning opportunities for RE and Collective Worship with other settings.


We implement our RE Curriculum in line with the Cumbria Locally Agreed Syllabus using the Blackburn Diocesan Board of Education’s latest version of their Questful RE syllabus.

Questful RE promotes the explicit teaching of Christian concepts and God’s big salvation story, therefore the content of this syllabus gives pupils a deeper understanding of Christianity. Through an open investigative enquiry approach, pupils are given the opportunity to explore major religions and world views. The large number of questions included in each unit is a key feature of the syllabus.


Through exploration of key questions children will discover more about meaning and purpose, truth and values, identity and belonging.

They will investigate their relationships with others, their relationship with the world around them and their relationship with God.

They will flourish in this discovery with long lasting learning, impacting on both heart and mind.

Spiritual development, alongside rigorous academic learning equips our pupils for their life journeys

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Cartmel Primary School

Aynsome Road,
LA11 6PR

Main Contact: Mrs Rachel Battersby Headteacher

Tel: 015395 36262

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'Mighty Oaks from Little Acorns Grow'