Religious & Moral Education and Religious observance

Below you will find our policy on Time for Reflection (this used to be known as Religious Observance) and our parental information leaflets on RME for each stage:

RPS Time for reflection policy

Nursery RME Parent Information Leaflet

Primary 1 RME Parent Information Leaflet

Primary 2 RME Parent Information Leaflet

Primary 3 RME Parent Information Leaflet

Primary 4 RME Parent Information Leaflet

Primary 5 RME Parent Information Leaflet

Primary 6 RME Parent Information Leaflet

Primary 7 RME Parent Information Leaflet

There is a statutory requirement to provide religious education and religious observance in schools. The emphasis is on caring, co-operating, understanding and respecting each other as well as understanding different values in our modern society.  The school has links with Ratho Parish Church and its Minister, Mr Wells.  The main Christian festivals are celebrated, and services are held within the local church to which parents are invited. Children also learn about other world religions and their customs and festivals.

Parents have the right to withdraw their children from religious education and observance if they so wish. Parents who wish to exercise their right to withdraw their child from religious instruction and/or observance should contact the Head Teacher, in writing, and alternative arrangements will be made for your child.