Religious Education (RE) is an important subject at Keston Church of England Primary School. It is part of the basic curriculum and is taught in accordance with the Bromley Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education, as we are required to do by law. Also by law, RE must focus mainly on Christianity, whilst taking account of the other principal religions in Great Britain. We use the Rochester Diocesan RE materials to support the delivery of our locally agreed syllabus and we include aspects of Christianity appropriate to Primary Schools, as found in the Church of England’s report on RE: ‘Excellence and Distinctiveness’ (2005).
The Bromley Agreed Syllabus requires a minimum 5% curriculum time for RE, which amounts to one hour a week at Key Stage One and 1.25 hours at Key Stage Two.