Religious Education


Religious Education (RE) provokes challenging questions about the ultimate meaning and purpose 
of life, beliefs about God, the self and the nature of reality, issues of right and wrong and what it 
means to be human. Religious Education helps pupils of all religions and non-religious beliefs to 
explore and test their own beliefs and to learn about those of their fellow pupils. It enables them 
to flourish individually within their communities and as citizens in a multicultural society and global 
community.

At Millfields we follow the The Hackney Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education which teaches 
children about the major world faiths including Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism 
and Buddhism. The Agreed syllabus is in line with the 2014 national curriculum and establishes an 
entitlement to learning in RE, standards, continuity and coherence and promotion of public 
understanding.  As well as teaching knowledge we seek to challenge children to reflect on, 
consider, analyse, interpret and evaluate issues of truth, faith and ethics particularly with relation 
to their own lives and circumstances.  We aim to provide opportunities for all children to learn and 
achieve whilst also promoting children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, 
preparing them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.

Here is an example of the RE Framework:

Click here for a copy of the overview

Each year, the children visit a different place of worship and we also invite a visitor from one of the major faiths to speak to the children.

What do our pupils think about Religious Education at Millfields?