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Religious Education


As a Church of England Voluntary Controlled School we follow the Hampshire Local Agreed Syllabus “Living Difference” and design our RE curriculum accordingly. This is also supplemented by "Understanding Christianity", which is recommended by our Local Diocesan Board (Winchester & Portsmouth).


Our mission statement is to immerse children in a quality teaching and learning environment which is vibrantly resourced for the purpose of supporting children in their ‘learning for life’ and in their understanding of what it means to have faith.


Marchwood C of E Infant School actively promotes Christian values with a particular focus on Love, Trust and Truth. We believe that in creating a welcoming Christian atmosphere within which children can learn and play, children feel safe, happy and valued. We also believe in placing fun at the centre of children’s learning alongside an expectation that children focus on our school S.T.A.R principles of ‘Smiling & greeting politely’, ‘Taking ownership for themselves and their behaviour’, paying ‘Attention to detail’ and ‘Reach for the stars/targets’.


At Marchwood C of E Infant School we encourage and support children’s personal development and their understanding of the world in which they live. As children move through the earliest years of their education we encourage and develop children spiritually, socially, emotionally, morally, culturally and educationally.

To encourage children's spiritual, moral, social and cultural development we consider ideas and practices in Christianity and Judaism in accordance with "Living Difference". The children explore religious stories, festivals, artefacts, rituals and beliefs to develop their understanding of themselves and the world around them.

Wherever possible we invite to the school visitors and plan experiences for the children that enable them to interact with the many different faiths and beliefs that our children’s families have and compare them with those held by Christians.