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At Bowdon Church School we want to model our lives on the example of Jesus and experience the world in all it's fullness. We nurture our Christian faith whilst learning about and respecting the faiths and beliefs of others. We enjoy exploring and questioning different belief systems. We have the freedom to ask big questions about the world around us.


  • Children will learn to love life and to love God and Jesus

  • Children will learn the importance of loving, learning and growing together
  • Children will learn to reflect on the existence of a spiritual world

  • Children will confidently explore their own beliefs and values whilst understanding and respecting those of others

  • Through study of the Chester Diocese RE syllabus 'Questful RE' children will gain a deeper understanding of Christianity and other world faiths

  • Children will gain understanding of other world religions and study the similarities and differences of different faiths.

  • Children will become confident in discussion and debate of concepts and ideas through the development of the following key skills: enquiry, investigation, interpretation and reflection



  • Through the Chester Diocese RE syllabus 'Questful RE' supplemented by the Church of England Understanding Christianity resource

  • The units build progressively from Reception to Year Six. The curriculum content is a balance of three essentials disciplines of quality RE , Theology, Philosophy and Human Social Science

  • As a Church of England school our Christian ethos is woven through all aspects of school life and the wider school community

  • Strong links with the local churches, especially St Mary's Bowdon and Chester Diocese are intrinsic to the life of the school and our development as a loving Christian community



  • Children are inspired to fight against social injustice and environmental damage

  • Preparing children for citizenship in today's diverse society
  • Our children are confident and articulate, able to explore and express their beliefs in a safe non-judgemental environment

  • Through the study of beliefs and ideas our children learn to respect and value opinions that differ from their own

  • A variety of assessment techniques are used to measure impact including records of class discussions as well as individual work


"Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil. The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts". CS Lewis 

"Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no-one is watching".  CS Lewis

"The important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing". Albert Einstein