Religious Education

At Downham Preparatory School the teaching of Religious Education is according to the Agreed Syllabus, and approached via the following principles:-

  • That no presumption shall be made as to the religious beliefs and values of the children and staff.

  • That the value of the religious background of all members of the school community be acknowledged and all encouraged to share their experiences freely with others.

  • All religions and their communities be treated with respect and sensitivity, and links between home, school and faith community be valued.

  • It is acknowledged that each religion studied can contribute to the education of all pupils.

  • That the syllabus is implemented by means of a sensory approach-children having the opportunity to look at and handle religious artefacts/hear religious music/taste food from a religious tradition.

Judged by Ofsted to be OUTSTANDING in March 2009 and OUTSTANDING in ALL Areas in November 2014. See the full report on the Ofsted website.