At Hemlington Hall Academy, we recognise the important role that Religious Education plays in the personal development of all of our pupils, in addition to developing SMSC skills – Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural aspects of learning. Pupils will be equipped to face the demands of the contemporary world they live in, developing positive attitudes to their learning and to the beliefs and values of others in line with Fundamental British Values.

We follow the Middlesbrough Agreed Syllabus to engage pupils in enquiring into and exploring questions arising from the study of religion and belief.


  • Children learn from and about religion, so that they can understand the world around them.
  • Children develop their knowledge of the world faiths, becoming aware of and understanding the beliefs, values and traditions of other individuals, societies, communities and cultures.
  • Children become confident asking questions about the world in which they live in.
  • Children can reflect on their own beliefs, values and experiences and understand that not everyone is the same.
  • Children experience trips and visits to places of worship in our local area to contextualise their learning.

Our RE Curriculum at Hemlington Hall Academy

Key Stage 1

The children will extend their knowledge about Christianity and be introduced to some aspects of Judaism, with opportunities to compare and contrast the two religions.

Key Stage 2
The children will build further knowledge about Christianity and be introduced to the religious beliefs of Hinduism and Islam.