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Belmont Primary School, Belmont Road, Chiswick, London W4 5UL

Belmont Primary School

Belmont Primary School

  • 'Belmont has always struck the right balance between academia and learning for life.'
    Parent
  • 'A school that doesn't just excel at the academics but provides so much more, whether its music lessons and the lunchtime choir, or the 350 spaces in clubs each week, the football and netball teams or the shows that raise the roof of the top hall.'
    Parent Governor
  • 'The children are really fortunate to have such wonderful opportunities which is why they love Belmont and which makes it such an amazing school.'
    Parent
  • 'All adults in the school model very high expectations of themselves and of others. They show outstanding levels of care and concern for the personal development and well-being of each individual pupil.'
    Ofsted 2007
  • 'Moving on to secondary school, I will miss the teachers at Belmont, the great sense of a hard working community, my friends and the netball team.'
    Lara
  • 'On my first day at Belmont everyone was so welcoming and I made friends straight away'.
    Freya
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Religious Education

 

At Belmont, we follow the London Borough of Hounslow agreed syllabus for Religious Education, Widening Horizons, as is the statutory requirement for community primary schools.  Through this, children are taught about the central elements of Christianity and other major religions, including  non-theistic traditions such as humanism.  They have the opportunity to explore faith and spirituality, develop a deeper sense of their own beliefs and values and ask and consider challenging questions within a context of mutual trust and respect.  In line with the philosophy of this syllabus, we believe that RE helps equip children to be members of the diverse local, national and international communities in which they live.  It allows them to look beyond themselves and discover fundamental things about themselves and about being human. 

 

RE is primarily taught in units over the course of the year and the curriculum is enriched by visits to local places of worship and visitors to the School from various religious backgrounds. 

 

Parents have the right to withdraw their children from some or all Religious Education lessons and assemblies. Assemblies are daily times of collective worship when pupils of all faiths and none meet together for reflection. They are non-denominational and, although of broadly Christian nature,  take account of the diversity of the School population.  An appointment should be made with the Head Teacher by parents considering the option of withdrawal.

 

See also the section on spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

Religious Education Policy