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Religious Education at Sandbrook


Rochdale SACRE is proud to introduce its 2019 Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education to our schools. One of SACRE’s most important responsibilities is to provide a robust, relevant and user friendly RE curriculum for local schools.

This duty is even more essential in twenty-first century society. There is an increasing diversity in the range of cultures, belief systems and backgrounds of the people who live, work and worship in the borough, and, in the case of our children, who grow together and learn together.

For the people of our borough to grow and prosper together, the ability to communicate and to understand what makes people tick is vital. Implicit in this is the need to understand what people believe and how this affects them, whether they profess a specific religious faith, or have humanist or atheist beliefs.

Religious Education in Rochdale has no agenda to proselytise or to promote any one religion or faith over any other. We aim to encourage an understanding of what it means to be British in Rochdale, and our objective is for all Rochdale children to have an appreciation of all faiths. In this way we aim to facilitate and encourage respect for all, caring relationships, harmony and unity in the borough.

Latest News


  • Harvest Supper October 2022
  • RC class made their own Christmas Nativity Play.
  • Our Nursery children painting pictures of their mother.
  • Children celebrating Christmas at Sandbrook Nursery
  • Our younger children celebrated Saint David's Day on March 1st. Do you know the flower they are painting?
  • Nursery celebrated Chinese New Year.
  • David has been very busy at home!
  • 3P have been learning about how Rosary beads are used in prayer.
  • In year 1, we performed Humph. This was our Christmas play. Year 2 kindly observed and evaluated our dress rehearsal. Year 2 performed the fantastic "Hey Ewe".
  • In year 2 we walked around the local area to investigate all the buildings used for worship. These photographs were taken by year 2 children on their journey.
  • Thank you for your generosity! We collected a huge amount of food for the Rochdale food bank. Incredibly we managed to fill a whole van full of food.
  • At Sandbrook we celebrated Christmas by producing some excellent Christmas performances. In our RE lessons we have been learning about the Christmas story and how Christmas is celebrated throughout the world.
  • We received a lovely letter from Rochdale Foodbank thanking Sandbrook for the food donated from our harvest assemblies.
  • Sandbrook Eid Celebration 2019
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Sandbrook Community Primary School

The Agreed Syllabus of Religious Education seeks to support children at Sandbrook Community School in learning about, reflecting upon, developing and affirming their own beliefs, values and attitudes through an exploration of shared human experiences and of the significance and place of religion in the modern,contemporary world.

Religious Education develops our pupils’ knowledge and understanding of religion and their ability to respond to different religions presented throughout Great Britain. By exploring issues, throughout the school, within and across all faiths, pupils learn to understand and respect different religions, beliefs, values and traditions and their influence on individuals, communities, cultures and societies.


Aims: to offer the opportunity for all

We will develop principles for distinguishing right from wrong.

Ensure we promote equality of opportunity and enable pupils to challenge discrimination and stereotyping.

Endeavour to develop pupils’ ability to relate to others and work for the common good.

 Encourage children to respond positively to opportunities and responsibilities, to manage risk and to cope with change throughout their lives.

 Help children approach with sensitivity and respect the beliefs, actions and feelings of other believers.

 Encourage children to appreciate relationships between personal and shared religion.

 Develop appropriate ways of communicating their own thoughts, feelings and responses.

 Help them to apply the insights derived from the process of Religious Education to the development of their own beliefs, values and attitudes.

Endeavour to develop pupils’ skills of enquiry and response through the use of distinctive language, listening and empathy.