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Religious Education

Although our ethos at Thornlow is grounded in Christian values and practices, all faiths are warmly welcome here.

Our children learn about the world’s major religions and their influence on culture, lifestyle and history. Out of understanding comes tolerance.

Children are encouraged to think about the nature of faith and make their own sense of the big questions of life.

Parents have the right to withdraw their child from Religious Education but we hope that you will feel entirely comfortable with the way we teach it here.

Geography and History also form part of our Humanities department.

  • We were all captivated by our annual Spring into Life event in school today. All pupils from Nursery to Year 8 were involved in another wonderful event of drama by The Saltmine Theatre Company.

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  • An inspirational visit to the monastery at Buckfast Abbey in Devon started with a talk with Brother Christopher, who told us of his life and vocation as a monk. Brother Christopher's day started at 5.30am!

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  • "Our visit began with a tour of the Cathedral. Our guide told us why the Cathedral was built, and how. I was interested in the spire, the tallest in the country, and how it was made into an octagon shape". Follow our link to read more extracts from our pupil diaries!

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