Through our approaches to Religious Education and Assembly and Worship, we aim to enhance the spiritual, moral, and cultural development of each child. This forms part of the whole ethos of the academy, which emphasises care for each other and the environment, tolerance, understanding and discipline.
In keeping with the community of which the school is a part, our approach to religion is broadly Christian in nature and we have developed close links with St. Columba’s church in Studfall Avenue. However, reference is made to other cultures and religions by using festivals, celebrations and customs from other religions to raise the child’s awareness of other faiths.
Our academy has adopted the Northamptonshire Agreed Syllabus for R.E. Through this the children are introduced to the main concepts of Christianity. Their awareness of other cultures and religions is raised through festivals and celebrations - in particular those of Judaism. Links are formed with local churches for visits and services. Children are encouraged to discuss their own beliefs and the beliefs of others, being tolerant and understanding about differences.
Parents may request to withdraw their children from Religious Education and from Assembly and worship on religious grounds.