Religious Education

At Cheam Fields Primary Academy,  we offer a broad and rich RE curriculum to allow children to develop a holistic understanding of the religions that make up the UK landscape. We provide a high quality, coherent and progressive experience of the subject where children have the opportunity to explore a range of religions and worldviews, as well as have the chance to reflect on their own views and beliefs. 

The children are encouraged to think deeply and speak confidently about their wellbeing, moral and cultural development for the society in which they live. Our RE curriculum aims to promote inquisitive minds, respect, tolerance and understanding for all those around them including themselves. 

SMSC, personal growth, wellbeing and community cohesion are featured throughout each unit and are there to ensure opportunities for children to develop positive attitudes and values and to reflect on and relate their learning in RE to their own experiences. The intent is to make sure that children understand the relevance of RE in today's modern world.

RE Progression Map


The Sutton Agreed Syllabus

Although RE is a statutory requirement for all schools, it isn’t part of the national curriculum. SACRE agrees the RE syllabus used in maintained Sutton schools and holds a conference to review the syllabus every five years. 

The Sutton Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education for KS1/KS2 and KS3 were reviewed in 2015 and 2017 and again in 2020/2021. Reviews are in-line with the Education Act, which now contains a new section on Assessment as guidance for schools.

Read the Sutton Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education.