Religious Education in a Church school should enable every child to flourish and to live life in all its fullness. (John 10:10). It will help educate for dignity and respect encouraging all to live well together, Statement of Entitlement (2019).Religious Education at St John & St James’ enables all children to explore religious beliefs and practises, some of which are located in the local community. Pupils will be encouraged to explore the fundamental questions of life raised by human experiences. Pupils will extend their thinking and analytical skills and their creative, imaginative and emotional development.Religious Education will foster mutual understanding between students of differing religious and cultural backgrounds. Pupils will be encouraged to develop a reflective approach to life in an atmosphere of openness, exploration and enquiry. Pupils will be encouraged to respect the differences and help in the promotion of a harmonious society.Supporting our intent is our Vision ‘Love your neighbour as yourself, Matthew 22:36’. By treating others how we wish to be treated, we promote a school culture ingrained in mutual respect, understanding and compassion for those around us. This Vision is at the heart of everything we do at St John & St James’ and enables the children to be successful learners and caring individuals.