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Garden Suburb Junior School

R.E & British Values

At Garden Suburb Junior School, we base our teaching and learning style in R.E. on the key principle that good teaching in R.E. provides opportunities for our pupils to learn about and from religious traditions and to reflect on what the religious ideas and concepts mean to them. Our teaching enables pupils to extend their own sense of values and promotes their spiritual growth and development. We use their experiences of religious festivals such as Easter, Diwali, Hanukkah and Eid to develop their religious thinking with a focus on learning from religion.


News & events

In January 2023, we celebrated World Religion Day by having a whole school poster competition, where the children designed posters researching a religion they are interested in or their own religion. We had some fantastic entries!

In June 2022, Year 3 visited Alyth Synagogue and also Hampstead Garden Suburb Church as part of their “Religion in the community” unit. The children asked lots of questions to the rabbi and the vicar and got to explore the places of worship.



Further information

BBC Bite size: Religious Education






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Advent and Christmas


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British Values

Take a virtual tour around the Houses of Parliament

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Take a guided tour around 8 of London’s principal religious buildings in full 360° detail. Click the name of the building to access the video.

Wat Buddhapadipa Temple

The Buddhapadipa Temple is a Buddhist centre that was officially inaugurated by their Majesties, the King and Queen of Thailand on the 1 August 1966. It is introduced by Phramaha Bhatsakorn Piyobhaso. 

Bevis Marks Synagogue

Hidden in a courtyard away from the main streets, London’s oldest surviving synagogue was built in 1701. It is introduced by the manager, Maurice Bitton. 

East London Mosque

One of London’s most prominent mosques, it opened its present building on the Whitechapel Road in 1985. It is introduced by the media and communications officer, Salman Farsi. 

Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara

The largest Sikh gurdwara in London, in Southall, was constructed between 1997 and 2003. It is introduced by Paramjit Singh Virdi. 

Jesus House

The Redeemed Christian Church of God’s complex near Brent Cross shopping centre in north London was founded in 1994 and has grown rapidly. It is introduced by Ayobami Olunloyo. 

Neasden Temple

A distinctive presence in suburban north-west London, the temple was built between 1992 and 1995 with materials imported from India. It is introduced here by Yogendra Narendra Shah. 

St Paul's Cathedral

The principal Church of England building in London was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and built between 1675 and 1708. It is introduced by the Dean, Dr David Ison. 

Westminster Cathedral

The principal Roman Catholic Church in London was designed by John Francis Bentley and opened in 1903. It is introduced by Anne-Marie Micallef.