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Religious Education



As guided by the Diocese of Portsmouth, St Patrick's follows the "God Matters" scheme to teach RE. This consists of 10 themes throughout the year, guided by the Church's calendar. The scheme also includes a multi-faith element to most topics.

These are:

  • Creation

  • Prayers, Saints and Feasts

  • Advent

  • Christmas

  • Revelation

  • Lent

  • Holy Week

  • Easter

  • Pentecost and Mission

  • Sacraments

Each topic explores Scripture, our response to its teachings and Church tradition.

The Catholic Christian ethos of the school is the foundation upon which everything we do is built. RE is more than a subject - it is implicit in all that we teach and how we teach. The children learn about the Catholic religion and learn about other traditions and faiths, following the Diocesan-approved programme God Matters.

As is the case in all schools, parents have the right to withdraw their children from all, or part, of religious education or religious worship. If you wish to exercise this right, you must arrange to discuss this with the Headteacher.

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