Borrowdale is a Voluntary Aided Church of England School. The religious education given at the school is, by law, of a non-doctrinal nature, not distinctive of any particular denomination, but because we are a church school, it will be broadly Christian in content and outlook.
The 1988 Education Act requires schools to include religious education in the curriculum, and to have daily acts of worship. We teach RE in line with the Cumbria Agreed Syllabus.
Religious Education gives children the opportunity to develop both their knowledge and understanding about religion, their own beliefs and values; as well as allowing them to reflect on their own experiences in light of their learning about religion. In Nursery and Reception children start with familiar experiences such as birthdays, Christmas gifts and family celebrations, which provide a basis for sharing religious celebration and ceremony. Christianity is taught throughout the school as well as a knowledge and understanding of major religions practised in Britain.
Our Christian values are reflected throughout the curriculum with an emphasis on love and consideration for each other, and an appreciation of the innate value of every person within the school community. It is expected that the children will visit “our church”, St Andrews, for festivals and other occasions during their time at the school.