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Religious Education

St Leonard's Church of England primary school was established by members of the congregation of the church that shares its name, just a short walk away on Streatham High Road, where a church has stood since Norman times.

 

In addition to the daily acts of collctve worship in school, our life as a church school is reflected in services in St Leonard's several times a year, and class visits to the church.

 

We are fortunate to be within easy reach of Southwark Cathedral, mother church of the vast diocese of Southwark which covers much of south London and stretches down into Kent and Sussex. Year 6 attend a leavers' service there in June each year and each class visits the cathedral to take part in workshops and  activities.

 

As a Church School, RE at St Leonard’s is a core subject, meaning that it has to be taught weekly as a discrete subject. The scheme of work that we follow is closely linked to the units written by Southwark Diocesan Board of Education.


The programmes of study have two Attainment Targets, (ATs). AT 1 teaches the children about religious stories, customs, festivals, and events. AT2 teaches the children how RE affects their lives personally, encouraging them to think reflectively.


At St Leonard’s each class has a large RE book in which samples of children’s work is kept, across both ATs. These include personal thoughts and self assessments. In Key Stage 2, the children also have individual books in which they keep a record of their work.  

 

You can read our R.E. Policy here.

You can read our collective worship policy here.

 

 

 

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Year 3 on a visit to Southwark Cathedral 

Our Christingle service at St Leonard's Church.