Religious Education

The aims of Religious Education in church schools are

  • To enable pupils to encounter Christianity as the religion that shaped British culture and heritage and influences the lives of millions of people today
  • To enable pupils to learn about the other major religions, their impact on culture and politics, art and history, and on the lives of their adherents
  • To develop understanding of religious faith as the search for and expression of truth
  • To contribute to the development of pupils’ own spiritual / philosophical convictions, exploring and enriching their own faith and beliefs

Statement of Entitlement to RE in Church Schools 

As a Church School St Nicholas wishes to share the aims of our Religious Education with you.  

We use the Hertfordshire Agreed Syllabus of Religious Education to plan for and assess RE in our school.  However as a Church of England Voluntary Aided School we are able to adapt this document so that we teach two thirds of the curriculum time allotted to RE teaching about Christianity. The RE teaching supplements and supports our wider worship opportunities such as daily collective worship, prayer time, parents prayer groups and regular Eucharist services. 

All parents have the right to withdraw their child from receiving RE.  However as many parents chose this school as a Church school it would be unlikely for this to happen.  If as a parent you have any concerns about the RE program in school please do make an appointment with the head teacher, Mrs Sarah Stevens. 

You can find out more about the National Statement of Entitlement by clicking on the green box below:


National Statement of Entitlement  


School RE Policy

A copy of the Hertfordshire Agreed Syllabus of Education is available in our front entrance lobby and to download here:


Hertfordshire Agreed Syllabus