English Martyrs Catholic

Primary School

A Learning Community in Christ

Religious Education



English Martyrs is a Catholic school where, as a ‘Learning Community in Christ’, our Catholic Faith is at the centre of our lives and our school.


We recognise and value every individual as special and unique in the image and likeness of God. Religious Education at English Martyrs respects and promotes each child’s innate capacity for wonder, awe, reverence and spirituality. Through our Religious Education curriculum we intend to teach our children to aspire not to have more, but to be more; children are taught about God’s love; they learn about their Christian responsibilities; children are provided with experiences of church, Catholic and Christian traditions, as well as being taught to be respectful and understanding of people and traditions from other faith backgrounds.


Through Religious Education our children learn about their unique place within the home, school and parish community. Central to our ethos are the opportunities for prayer, worship and reflection which lie at the heart of our faith. We will promote and encourage these at every level, together with the skills and attitudes necessary to live out the Christian message in the modern world. 


We intend that our children leave English Martyrs for the next stage of their education with a knowledge of scripture which they can draw upon throughout their lives, with the confidence to ask questions about faith, and with a deep sense that they are God’s child and are always loved.