Religious Education

At Coppice School RE gives pupils the opportunity to explore Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Christianity. In RE we are also interlinking British Values such as tolerance and respect for people who hold varied beliefs and worldviews and link these to our SRE lessons, whole school projects and celebrations.

The principal aim for RE at Coppice School is to explore big questions about life, investigate what people believe and how this impacts on how they live. From their RE experiences our pupils can go on to reflect on how their findings may change how they feel or how they think and help them to form their own identity and share their own opinions.

At Coppice School we have mapped out what religions are taught and when however, this is adapted to meet our pupils’ interests and personal beliefs within classes.

Meadow Area

Pupils in the Meadow Area will encounter Christianity and other faiths, as part of their growing sense of self, their own community and their place within it.

This is taught through learning about which people are special, which places are special, which times are special, where do they belong and what is special about our world.

Woodlands Area

Pupils in the Woodlands Area will encounter Christianity, Judaism and Islam.

Pupils will learn about who is important, the buildings that are important to these religions and what it means to belong to a faith community.

Journey to Adulthood

Pupils on their journey to adulthood will encounter Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism.

During their learning pupils will revisit previous learning and go further in depth to explore what it means in the wider society.


Pupils on their journey to adulthood will encounter Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism.

In Adulthood our pupils will be applying what they have learnt about different religions and beliefs and begin to use that knowledge to prepare them for life after Coppice.


In addition to RE allocated times our pupils will also participate in whole school celebration events for the different faiths that are taught at Coppice School. In addition to this our whole school projects also support the delivery of RE. For example, ‘People Who Help Us’ in Spring 2023 links to the Doncaster RE syllabus learning about who is important in the different religions and why as well as supporting our Explorer learners to learn about who is important to them and for them.