Religious Education

Please read our Diocesan Canonical Inpection Report below:

NRCDES Diocesan Canonical Inspection Report - St Winefrides Shepshed 21.06.17FINAL (1).pdf 




At St Winefride’s Catholic Voluntary Academy, pupils’ opinions and ideas matter. We believe that pupils should have the opportunity to share their ideas. We do this in a number of ways:


  • The School Council
  • The Chaplaincy Team
  • The Eco Club
  • Pupils have the opportunity to take on leadership roles such as head girl and head boy; house captains; play leaders; as well as opportunities with each class
  • Pupils have regular opportunities to discuss issues that may arise through activities such as circle time
  • The curriculum offers opportunities for pupils to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding when using their pupil voice
  • We also use questionnaires and pupil voice interviews linked to different areas
  • Pupils having a great idea and sharing it with staff


Have a look at what we thought about our Distinctive Christian Character.


What pupils like best about Collective Worship:

  • Stories from the Bible
  • Saying prayers
  • Preparing liturgies
  • Being involved and the way things are done is very creative
  • ‘I like sorry prayers because we can think about what we’ve done’
  • Learning things from the Bible and how it reflects on our lives
  • When Father comes in for Mass


What pupils like best about RE:

  • Learning about Christian values
  •  ‘I enjoy being able to write stories, diary entries and being able to have my own personal view of religion’
  • ‘The best thing in RE for me is when we write about Bible stories’
  • When we start a new topic
  • Learning about other faiths
  • Doing writing
  • ‘The teacher’s help if you are stuck and they explain it so it’s easier for me’
  •  ‘We get together to talk about problems and worries which helps us’