Long Marton

Community School

RE and Collective Worship

"Your work to provide a range of experiences within and beyond the school is particularly successful and this supports pupils’ good spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Pupils’ behaviour and positive attitudes to learning continue  to be a credit to the school " Ofsted February 2019


Religious Education

RE in our school is taught in line with the Cumbria Agreed Syllabus designed by SACRE (Standing Advisory Council for RE). This education is moralistic and broadly Christian, including general beliefs and concepts of a range of faith communities.

Pupils are taught RE for an hour a week as a discrete subject using the Discovery RE scheme of work which is mapped to the Cumbria syllabus. Where appropriate, links may be made to other learning. For more information about what is taught when, see the 2 year plans and termly learning overviews that are sent out to parents.  For further information on the Cumbria Agreed Syllabus and when it's taught click here

We may explore religious knowledge and concepts through a range of activities and supplement our learning by inviting visitors in to school or through visits to faith buildings. Because or the pupils' rural location, we believe it is important that they visit urban centres where they can experience faith first hand eg. Gurdwara in Newcastle, Buddhist temple in Ulverston.


If you do not wish your child to receive such lessons, however general,  please contact Mrs. Nicola Bardgett, head teacher. If required, your child will be able to work with another member of staff or class whilst Religious Education is taking place. 


Every day the whole school gathers together in the school hall from 10.15 -10.30am.  Themes for Long Marton assemblies vary dependent on priorities in school but aim to allow the children to experience 'awe and wonder' and to encourage them to think about things they might not have considered before. This can be inspired by the world in which we live, the RE or PSHE curriculum, our 5Rs or a particular event or special time that we want to inspire the children to learn more about.

Acts of more formal collective worship also take place in school frequently. These may be led by local clergy, ministers and NISCU workers. 

If you do not wish your child to take part in the daily assembly time, please contact the headteacher, Mrs. Nicola Bardgett.