Religious Education


Religious Education Department Aims

The R.E. department seeks to promote the spiritual and moral development of all through learning about and learning from religion. Religious Education is taught from a Catholic perspective and other world religions, namely Judaism, Hinduism, and Islam are also studied.

R.E. is an essential part of life at Painsley. It is at the heart of the school curriculum. It seeks to develop students as religiously literate young people and equips them with the skills necessary to engage in religious and moral debate. R.E. helps to support students on their faith journey, providing knowledge and understanding for spiritual reflection.

Religious Education Staff

Mrs. C. Harris – Head of Department

Mr. R. McCusker – Head of Year 7

Mrs S. Crawford – Key Stage 5 Co-ordinator

Mrs R. Waugh – Vice Principal

Miss A. Wilson

Mr J. Beardmore

Miss H. Smith

Miss M. Sowter

Religious Education News

The RE department has moved! We are very lucky to be entrusted with the new Pentecost Building with 6 brand new classrooms. What an excellent way to celebrate 50 years of Catholic education in the Staffordshire Moorlands – a true sign of the Living Church.


Religious Education Menu

Religious Education Curriculum Overview

KS3 – Year 7, 8 and 9

KS4 – Year 10 and 11

KS5 – Years 12 and 13


Assessment Framework

How can I help support my child’s learning in Religious Education?

How to guides- links to tutorials



Thursday MassAll pupils in the school, regardless of their religious affiliation, are invited to Mass on a weekly basis. This happens most Thursdays at lunch time from 12:30 – 1pm.

RE Homework ClubAll pupils in the school can avail of the opportunity to attend the RE homework club. This club runs 5 days in room B14. This is supervised by a different member of the RE department each day. This club is especially useful for those who perhaps have a research homework that requires the use of the internet. Pupils are welcome to use the computer suite in this room and print off any necessary materials they may need for class.

‘One World’ ClubThe group investigates worldwide issues of injustice and supports the work of organisations such as Fair Trade. They recognise the importance of being a member of the global community and work hard to encourage all at Painsley to play a part in making the world a more peaceful and equitable place.


Year 8 – Alton Castle

Year 10 – Kintbury

Year 12- Kintbury


*A range of in-house retreats also take place during the academic year. These are planned and delivered by the school lay Chaplin Mrs. Sowter. Students also have the opportunity to take part in a pilgrimage to Lourdes whilst in years 10 and 12.