Religious Education


As a Birmingham school we follow the Birmingham agreed RE syllabus. 

This syllabus was updated in the light of the recent census. At Sundridge Primary School we embedded the latest version of the subject since September 2022. The Birmingham Agreed Syllabus is composed based on 24 key Dispositions which are taught through a spiral curriculum.

Children learn different thinking styles through the dimensions of learning including practising the ability to discern, learning ‘about religion’ and’ from religion’. We aim to promote respect and understanding of those of different faiths or no faith. This is achieved through enhancing pupils’ understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society and by giving them opportunities to experience such diversity in the local and wider community. There are opportunities to experience different places of worship through visits to local mosques, churches and temples. Members of different faiths or religions via the local community are invited into school and encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning across the school.

Collective Worship and Reflection form a key part of our curriculum. Pupils build on their understanding of both British and human values in the light of current affairs as well as time-sensitive and live calendar events such as climate change, MacMillan Cancer Research, World Peace Day, Remembrance. Black History, Holocaust Memorial Day, the King’s Coronation.

The food that has been donated in our Harvest fesitval  has been donated to Birmingham City Mission, and distributed within the community and across Birmingham.

Our children engage with the big ideas about being human. They get the chance to explore their own and others’ beliefs, their values and ways of living which are important to them through the provision of quiet, reflective moments in the busy, learning day.