Religious Education

The ACE curriculum through Religious Education 

“The essence of all religions is one. Only their approaches are different” - Mahatma Gandhi.  


At Cavendish Close Junior Academy, we aspire to help children develop an understanding of values, identity, traditions, beliefs and practices of a variety of religions. We use the Derbyshire and Derby City Agreed Syllabus for our planning and assessment. The document is reviewed and developed on a five-yearly cycle. We are currently following the syllabus for 2020-2025.   

All children experience a visit of a place of worship to enhance their learning over the course of the academic year. Year 3 visit the local church, Year 4 have a visit from the local synagogue, Year 5 visit a Mosque and Year 6 visit a Hindu Temple. In addition to this, all children visit the local church at least once a year and the local church also, in turn, visit school to deliver assemblies and work within classes.  

RE is linked very closely to pupil’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural learning and within each class children collaborate through practical activities linked to their key learning. This provides our pupils with a safe space for them to discuss their views and respond to others courteously thus making a difference in our community. During our whole school assemblies, we acknowledge key religious festivals and events throughout the year and collaboratively learn about these. 


Through all of these, our children are able become ACE in RE.

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Cavendish Close Junior Academy

Deborah Drive, Chaddesden, Derby DE21 4RJ

Mrs Michelle Tague: Principal

01332 672338