Religious Education and Collective Worship

Religious Education

Our RE curriculum encourages pupils to adopt a reflective approach through their study of living faiths.  Using the Hampshire Agreed Syllabus, Living Difference, we aim to develop the children’s understanding of some of the central issues, questions and experiences which have played a major role in the spiritual life of humankind. Parents have the right to withdraw their children from the RE curriculum but are asked to contact the Headteacher in the first instance.  A copy of the Agreed Syllabus may be viewed in school.

Religious Education is taught on PPA afternoons by Mrs Williams or Mrs Douglas and we believe that this dedicated time helps to ensure that this aspect of the curriculum provides many opportunities to support our school aims and values.

Here is our Curriculum Statement


Collective Worship (Assembly)

An assembly is held each day*, which is broadly Christian but non- denominational in approach.  This is an important part of the day, when classes reflect together as a community.  Parents have the right to withdraw their child from the collective worship (religious) element of assembly and, again, are asked to contact the Headteacher to arrange this.

Wednesdays is our singing assembly whilst on other days children may have assembly in class or together in the hall led by a member of staff.  Fridays are our Celebration Assemblies

* in line with Covid-19 operational restrictions/guidelines

Please see below for our school policy on Collective Worship

HJS-Collective Worship 2020