As a Voluntary Aided Church School the teaching of Religious Education is a vital part of our curriculum and it is, therefore, given a higher priority than in state primary schools. We aim to address spiritual, moral and cultural issues during the teaching of RE and we follow the syllabus that is recommended by the Church in Wales. As a result, religious education is a key component of our curriculum. Our daily act of collective worship is at the centre of school life, is distinctive of the Church in Wales and it is regularly conducted by members of the Cathedral clergy. The decision made by parents to seek the admission of their children to the School is taken as evidence of a desire to encourage their growth and development in the life and worship of the Church.
Parents who wish to exercise their right to withdraw their children from collective worship or RE are encouraged to discuss this with the Head. There are many services held in Llandaff Cathedral throughout the year where parents and members of the local community are invited join us in our worship. Throughout the year we meet to celebrate many Christian festivals such as Harvest, Advent, Christingle, Lent, Mothering Sunday, Easter, Whitsun and Pentecost. The School also has close links with the very popular Sunday school, many of whose 100 children come from our School.
Our Eucharist services are led by local clergy and each class in the junior section of the School has the opportunity to participate in these services through readings and prayers.
Religious Education has a very important part to play in helping children understand the position of others whose background and way of life is different from their own. The prescribed Religious Education syllabus accordingly reflects this.