The global nature of the school community and the pastoral care of pupils are outstanding.

Independent Schools Inspectorate

Religious Education

The global nature of the school community and the pastoral care of pupils are outstanding.

Independent Schools Inspectorate

At Abercorn School we are very proud of our harmonious pupil body which is embraced by all and recognised as a rich source of cultural and religious diversity.

In a complicated and global world, it is more important than ever that we give our pupils knowledge and understanding of different beliefs and practices and nurture a sense of tolerance and informed, sensible judgement.

In Years 1 and 2, our pupils explore Christianity and other principal religions. They learn about different beliefs about God and the world around them. They encounter and respond to a range of stories, artefacts and other religious materials. They learn to recognise that beliefs are expressed in a variety of ways, and begin to use specialist vocabulary. They learn to understand the importance and value of religion and belief, especially for other children and their families. Pupils are asked relevant questions and develop a sense of wonder about the world, using their imaginations. They talk about what is important to them and others, valuing themselves, reflecting on their own feelings and experiences and developing a sense of belonging.

As pupil’s progress into Year 3 and beyond, they learn about Christianity and other principal religions, recognising the impact of religion and belief locally, nationally and globally. They make connections between differing aspects of religion and consider the different forms of religious expression. They consider the beliefs, teaching, practices and ways of life central to religion. They learn about sacred texts and other sources and consider their meanings. They begin to recognise the challenges involved in distinguishing between ideas of right and wrong, and valuing what is good and true. They communicate their ideas, recognising other people’s viewpoints. They consider their own beliefs and values and those of others in the light of their learning in religious education.

The global nature of the school community and the pastoral care of pupils are outstanding.

Independent Schools Inspectorate
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