Religious Education


Religious Education is the core subject in the curriculum and influences all that we teach and enables us to develop the whole person.

Through religious education teaching and learning we aim to:

  • Provide each child with the opportunity to develop their relationship with God.
  • Promote knowledge and understanding of Catholic faith and life.
  • Develop awareness and understanding of the impact of faith upon our daily lives.
  • Foster attitudes of respect towards all who live in our society.
  • Develop skills linked to the reflection upon and practice of religious belief.
  • Engage with difficult questions of meaning and purpose, to enable children to think critically about their own questions.
  • To offer children a real sense of worth by belonging to a caring Christian Community.


To deliver Religious Education, we use the ‘Come and See’ programme, recommended by Liverpool Archdiocese. Come and See offers the opportunity to search, to explore, to discover and to respond to what it is to be human.


All our children are included regardless of their age and ability. The ‘Come and See’ programme supports and enables the faith experience of all children because it starts with their real life experience and leads them to reflect upon and consider the Christian message in all its richness in that experience.


Religious Education in all Catholic schools must be taught for 10% of the timetable, as set out in guidance from the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales. In EYFS and Key Stage 1 this equates to 2hours and 10minutes per week and increases to 2 hours and 30 minutes in Key Stage 2.

For further details on the topics your child will cover in each year group, please take the time to read the parents guide to RE at St. Anne's by clicking on the link below. 

All policies relating to R.E, Collective Worship, Spiritual and Moral Development, as well as Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) can be found under the Catholic Life section of the website.




A note from our Subject Lead...

Personally I have been the RE Lead Teacher here at St. Anne's since 2006. I have a deep passion to provide exciting, meaningful and spiritual experiences for our pupils, allowing them to develop their own identity, no matter what their own faith and background is. 

We are regularly inspected for the 'Catholic Life' of our school by members of the Christian Education team from Liverpool Archdiocese. In our past 3 Section 48 inspections we have been graded as 'Outstanding' in the Catholic education that we provide for our pupils. Our most recent inspection was September 2018.

Please check back regularly for termly newsletters and updates on current topics in school.

Sophie Volynchook - RE, Collective Worship & RSE Co-ordinator


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