Lakey Lane Primary School

Lakey Lane Primary School

Preparing every child for an exceptional life


At Lakey Lane Primary School we follow the Birmingham agreed syllabus.  Our curriculum follows 24 moral and cultural dispositions aimed at cultivating and inspiring our children’s knowledge and understanding of different faith and non-religious world views. For example, children consider what is it that makes people happy and how to avoid ‘being selfish’ and ‘self-centred’. These dispositions are explored using stimulating resources that encourage independent thought and reflection. The syllabus aims to encourage our children to contribute to school, our society and our world and thus also to help them acquire the requisite skills to do so.  Throughout school they will learn about and from the six major religions: Islam, Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism, Sikhism and Buddhism, which we believe is important for them to develop appropriate respect for the diversity which surrounds them.  Religious Education is invaluable in an ever-changing world.  We believe that every child can achieve and that they are all entitled to the same knowledge and cultural capital whatever their background or starting point. 

For more details please see the Birmingham Agreed Syllabus website.



We aim to deliver our curriculum through 3 key drivers and our 6 school values which underpin our children’s learning.

Ambition - To appreciate the way that religious beliefs shape life and our behaviour. To develop the ability to make reasoned and informed judgements about religious and moral issues and enhance their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

Community - To develop their knowledge and understanding of the beliefs, values and traditions of major world faiths, particularly those represented in Birmingham. To prepare children for life in the diverse, multi-cultural society of modern Britain. To share experiences of a range of religions through educational visits to places of worship.

Respect - To equip our children with a mutual respect and understanding of the many different beliefs and cultures in Birmingham, the UK and the world and to be aware of their rights and responsibilities. To respectfully challenge and enquire about others’ religious beliefs and non-religious world views.

Self belief - To develop a sense of identity, belonging and their own beliefs through self-awareness and reflection.

Curiosity  - To ask questions about the world around them whilst reflecting on their own beliefs, values and experiences. To encourage children to critically evaluate and think deeper rather than taking things at face value. 

Kindness -To demonstrate a positive attitude towards people of any religion and show an understanding of different cultural beliefs. To become informed, reflective and compassionate people who contribute positively towards creating a caring school and community. To know religion is used to convey messages of honesty, forgiveness, understanding and compassion.