Religious Education

The purpose of Religious Education at St. Ignatius Catholic Primary School is to nurture the Catholic Faith, and its teachings, in our children. By helping them to live this faith, we hope to encourage our children to develop a better relationship with God and others around them.

Central to our ethos are the opportunities for prayer and worship which lie at the heart of our faith. We will endeavour to promote and encourage these at every level, together with the skills and attitudes necessary to live out the Christian message in the modern world.

Religious Education (R.E) should promote pupils’ cultural, mental, emotional, spiritual and physical development and prepare children for the opportunities and responsibilities that are to come.


The Way, the Truth and the Life (Diocese of Leeds)

R.E is a core subject at St. Ignatius Catholic Primary School. At St. Ignatius Catholic Primary School, we deliver our RE lessons with the support of the Diocesan recommended scheme, The Way, The Truth and The Life. This scheme teaches and supports the children with the principles of the Catholic faith. It offers some interactive activities to support the learning in school. We also encourage the teaching of RE through links with home, the Parish Church, the Bishop Konstant Catholic Academy Trust (BKCAT), the local community and other subject areas, especially PSHE and RSE. We believe that all aspects of R.E should be woven into the fabric of school life. We are very lucky to able to work closely with other schools within the Diocese of Leeds and our own Trust to ensure the expectations and standards are always at their highest.

Vision and Purpose


End of Year Expectations (by Year Group)

Religious Education in Catholic Schools



St. Ignatius RE Long Term Plan

Autumn Planning 2023/24

Spring Planning 2023/24

Summer Planning 2023/24



Parent Newsletters

These newsletters are shared with parents at the beginning of each half-term. You will find key dates in our liturgical calendar, what your child will be learning in RE and ways in which you can support them at home.

St. Ignatius – Autumn Term1 RE Newsletter 2023

St. Ignatius Autumn Term 2 RE Newsletter 2023