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The study of RE helps children to develop critical thinking skills and to acquire the skill of reflection. It enables children to broaden their understanding of world faiths, of spirituality and of morality. Fundamentally, it leads to greater community cohesion, respect and tolerance.


At YWJS we want our children to be fully equipped for life in modern Britain by developing respect, awareness, understanding and acceptance for those of other faiths, and those of none.


There are three main aims of the RE curriculum: 

  • Children should investigate the beliefs and practices of religions and other world views.
  • Children should investigate how religions and other world views address questions of meaning, purpose and value.
  • Children should investigate how religions and other world views influence morality, identity and diversity.


Like all Leeds maintained and foundation schools, we follow the Leeds Agreed RE Syllabus for RE  - Belonging and Believing, which provides children with a robust, challenging and enquiry based approach to the study of RE. In KS2, we build on the learning foundations of KS1 in Christianity, Islam and non-religious approaches to life, by adding studies in Judaism and Sikhism.


At YWJS we aim to provide exemplary RE lessons through the use of outdoor learning, drama, exploration of artefacts, visits and visitors, art, and class discussion. 


Parents maintain the right to formally withdraw their children from Religious Education.


Drama in RE