Religious Life

Religious Education


At St James’, we value the Religious Education and Collective Worship above other core subjects.  As a Catholic school, we use at least 10% of our curriculum time on RE from Reception up to Year Six.  This equates to 2 ½ hours per week, per class from Reception upwards and 1 ½ hours in Nursery.   We also conduct Collective Worship in different forms across all classes, including Nursery.  Time taken for Collective Worship varies dependent upon the age of the children.  The ratio used is one minute equating to one year of a child’s life, for example a child in Year Four (8 or 9 yrs) will spend approximately 8-9 minutes per day in Collective Worship.



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