The UK has a rich heritage of culture and diversity; religion and belief for many people forms a crucial part of their culture and identity. RE provokes challenging questions about the ultimate meaning and purpose of life, beliefs about God, the self and the nature of reality, issues of right and wrong, and what it means to be human. As a Church Aided School in the Diocese of Leeds, religious education has a central place within our curriculum and is embedded in our school’s values and ethos. In school we follow the scheme Understanding Christianity. We aim to enable pupils to develop an understanding of their own faith and values as well as having respect for the faith, belief and values of the world’s main religions. Pupils will be provided with opportunities to make links between the beliefs and practices of the range of faiths studied. Pupils are encouraged to engage with some of the big questions of meaning and purpose of life and to explore their own understanding of these. The use of prayer spaces in school enables children to reflect on their lives and key issues around them. Through educational visits, all pupils are offered the opportunity to learn how individuals and communities make meaning and sense of their lives through the major religions of the world.