The Bradford Agreed Syllabus for RE

The Bradford Agreed Syllabus for RE

Believing and Belonging in West Yorkshire RE Syllabus

Bradford SACRE provides schools with a locally agreed RE Syllabus, Believing and Belonging in West Yorkshire.  The same syllabus is used in Leeds, Kirklees and Calderdale and will be re-commissioned jointly when its renewal it due.

Religious Education must be taught to all pupils from ages 5 to 18 in all schools and academies. Maintained and voluntary controlled schools must use the locally agreed syllabus.  As this syllabus has been designed to meet local needs it is also suitable for Academies in the Bradford District, whom we encourage to make use of it to fulfil their statutory obligations.


The Resource Hub

The RE Resources Hub includes a comprehensive collection of detailed units of work designed to deliver the local agreed syllabus.  These units are not part of the statutory syllabus but if they are used they will fulfil its requirements. Schools are free to select, adapt, or write their own.  Features of the Hub include:

  • Over 70 detailed units of work from EYFS to Key Stage 4
  • Thorough planning dovetailed to the agreed syllabus which schools can use or adapt freely
  • Plenty of learning activities and linked assessment
  • A series of units providing rigorous coverage of Christianity
  • Units covering all world faiths supporting understanding and tolerance of diversity
  • Thematic planning ensuring pupils grapple with challenging issues across all faiths and none
  • Accompanying teaching and learning resources
  • Anthology of stories from all religious traditions
  • Guidance and policy frameworks


Cost and subscriptions


Bradford Interfaith Education Team

  • This team can help support your RE teaching with various session options on 6 the main world faiths (Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism).
  • To access the latest brochure 2023-24 from the team, please click on the link below and you can contact us to discuss your requirements on
  • Bradford Interfaith Edcuation Team Brochure 2023-24



List of units of work 2021


  1. Where do we live and who lives there?
  2. How do people celebrate autumn festivals?
  3. Who helps us?
  4. What can we see in our wonderful world?
  5. How do people celebrate spring festivals?
  6. Which places are special to us?

Year 1

  1. Which books and stories are special?
  2. How do we celebrate special events?
  3. What does it mean to belong to a church or mosque?
  4. How and why do we care for others?
  5. Who brought messages about God and what did they say?

Year 2

  1. How is new life welcomed?
  2. How can we make good choices?
  3. How and why do people pray?
  4. How can we look after the planet?
  5. What did Jesus teach and how did he live?

Year 3

  1. How do Jews remember God’s covenant with Abraham and Moses?
  2. What is Spirituality and how do people experience this?
  3. What do Christians believe about a good life?
  4. What do the creation stories tell us?

Additional unit: Who can inspire us?

Year 4

  1. How are important events remembered?
  2. What faiths are shared in our country?
  3. How do the Five Pillars guide Muslims?
  4. Why are Gurus at the heart of Sikh belief and practice?

Year 5

  1. Why are some journeys and places special?
  2. What values are shown in codes for living?
  3. Should we forgive others?
  4. What do Christians believe about the old and new covenants?

Year 6

  1. How do Sikhs show commitment?
  2. What do Christians believe about Jesus’ death and resurrection?
  3. How does growing up bring responsibilities?
  4. How do Jews remember the Kings and Prophets in worship and life?

Year 7

  1. What is religion?
  2. How do Christians express their faith and spirituality?
  3. How do Buddhists see life?
  4. What does it mean to live in multi-faith Britain?
  5. What do Hindus believe?
  6. What is important to Muslims about a good life?

Year 8

  1. How do Christians understand God and the Trinity?
  2. What is Humanism?
  3. What is marriage and how is it celebrated? 
  4. Should human beings use animals?
  5. Was the universe created by God?
  6. How do beliefs grapple with evil and suffering?

Year 9

  1. How do Christians view the Kingdom of God and what sources of authority do they use?
  2. How do beliefs affect death and mortality?
  3. How does growing up bring responsibilities and commitments?
  4. Does religion promote or prevent equality?
  5. Do beliefs make a difference to caring for the environment?
  6. What do Jews and Sikhs believe about charity and service?

Years 10-11

  1. What does Ramadan mean to Muslims?
  2. How are Quakers distinctive?
  3. How do people work for peace?
  4. What is meant by truth and spirituality?
  5. Can you believe in God today?
  6. What are human rights and what do religions have to say about these?
  7. How do believers make moral choices?
  8. Can beliefs ever justify violent extremism?
  9. How can we make the world a fairer place?
  10. Is there a connection between religion, citizenship and the state?
  11. What can we find out about the wide rainbow of faiths?
  12. How is diversity evident in Christianity and Islam?
  13. How do different faiths live, coexist or work together?                                           







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