Religious Education is an integral part of the life within Berkley C of E First School.

Our Christian Distinctiveness

Berkley Church of England First School is a Voluntary Aided Primary School within the Diocese Bath and Wells. We work hard to develop and sustain our school’s Christian distinctiveness. Our Head teacher and governing body have a clear vision of a school with a distinctive Christian character. Our Governing Body is made up of a majority of Foundation (Church) Governors. We work in close partnership with Berkley’s St Mary’s Church.


Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development

Parents have a right to withdraw their child from R.E. but should consult the head teacher to discuss any implications.

Collective Worship policy

For our full Berkley School SIAMS Report for March 2016

As a Church of England Voluntary Aided School, we offer an education that is deeply rooted in the Christian values.  Our vision guides us in all that we hope to be, enabling every part of our community to grow and develop.  Our School is founded upon core values such as couragetruthforgivenessrespecttrust and kindness, please ask to see a full list. We love to explore what makes these values distinctively Christian and how these values for every child will help them become the best we can be in todays every changing world.

The values are embedded within our school and underpins everyday life.   Church schools are places where loving God and loving our neighbours, is lived out in the daily life of the school. Therefore “Recognising its historic foundation, the school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church at parish and diocesan level.  We strive for excellent relationships, making our school a happy, supportive and nurturing place to work and learn.

The Church of England’s vision for education (2016) is deeply Christian, with Jesus’ promise of ‘life in all its fullness’ at its heart. In line with the Church of England’s role as the established Church, their vision is for the common good of the whole community.

  • Educating for wisdom, knowledge and skills: enabling discipline, confidence and delight in seeking wisdom and knowledge, and developing talents in all areas of life.
  • Educating for hope and aspiration: enabling healing, repair and renewal, coping wisely when things go wrong, opening horizons and guiding people into ways of fulfilling them.
  • Educating for community and living well together: a core focus on relationships, participation in communities and the qualities of character that enable people to flourish together.
  • Educating for dignity and respect: the basic principle of respect for the value and preciousness of each person, treating each person as a unique individual of inherent worth.

Christian Values

2021-2022 – Christian values are shared via the newsletter and our notice board. The children bring home an RE home challenge as part of their homework linked to the termly Christian value. In the event of a lockdown these are shared via google classroom.

Term 6 Christian Value


SPECIAL SERVICES(including Sunday Services)

R.E Special services