Religious Education

Religious education at St Andrew’s combines the core study of Christianity with the study of a variety of other faiths. This reflects the multi-cultural make up of our nation and promotes respect, tolerance and understanding for the beliefs of others which is promoted as part of our programme. The school follows the York Diocese Religious Education Policy and children are given the opportunity for daily worship and reflection.  In addition to a wealth of class room activities, children also participate in  whole school family challenges with a religious focus.

Our School Prayers

May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
and the love of God,
and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit
be with us all,
now and evermore.

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
Your Kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins,
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom,
the power and the glory are yours.
Now and for ever.


May the Lord bless you and keep you.
May the Lord make his face to shine upon you,
and be gracious to you.
May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you,
and give you peace.

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can;
And wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
As it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
If I surrender to His Will;
So that I may be reasonably happy in this life
And supremely happy with Him
Forever and ever in the next.

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace;
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.

Going for Gold!

To be Gold in RE children must:

  • Be able to show a deep understanding of Christian key concepts and relate these to teachings from the Bible.
  • Be able to accurately use specific key religious language to describe religious understanding.
  • Confidently compare religions and relate ideas to own lives.

Examples of super RE work from across the school:

The Followers Club is a school club which runs termly and is open to every year group. We meet to work on projects that have a religious theme and which are often community focussed. It allows us to develop a greater understanding and appreciation for different religions and our place within our vibrant world community. We aim to celebrate difference and embrace those things which makes our world a better place.

Here are some examples of the work and enterprise that we have taken part in:

  • Work on the values of prayer to reflect our school values.
  • Appreciation and celebration of diversity and our opportunities to make the world a better place.
  • Summer Enterprise stall – raised £30 towards RE funds through selling a variety of items including: bookmarks and jewellery.



After the success of the whole school Book of Numbers themed enterprise project, this year the RE team have some exciting enterprise ideas which we will be working with the Followers Club to fulfil. These include:

Christmas Shoe Box Appeal

Project Cecil – Rocks and T Shirt design competition

Links with International Schools

Pupil voice is always important and we are always keen to seek inspiration from the children on where they would like to take the learning journey.

RE Updates

Harvest Festival

At harvest time we are thankful for the gifts that we have been given and donate generously to charities who support those who are needy in our community. Our parents have once again been so very generous on our behalf with a wonderful selection of harvest gifts.

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Harvest Festival

The Harvest Festival Display this year again showed the brilliant support from our fantastic parents and families. The “Family of St. Andrew’s ” shone through. We celebrated with a Year 6 class worship and the pupils learnt about why this festival is important. These gifts were distributed to local, regional an international... read more

Easter Eggs!

A collection of photos from our Easter Egg display! The work the children have produced is ‘egg-ceptional’!!! A big thank you to all the help from home the children received. Easter is a special time in our school calendar and seeing this work has shown that our children understand the importance of this Holy... read more

RE ‘Family Challenge’ Homework