Theology, Philosophy and Religion
Helping shape children’s moral and spiritual development
We aim to help children to reflect upon their own beliefs and values and to make increasingly mature judgements. This is done primarily by introducing the children to riches of the Christian tradition but also to the ideas of other religions and philosophies. At all stages children are encouraged to express themselves freely, develop tolerance for others and increasingly justify their views in an articulate manner.
In the Pre-Prep TPR will often begin with the children’s own growing experience of the world from which they can proceed to study topics as diverse as Harvest and Hinduism.
In the Junior Department, children acquire a firm knowledge of the message of the Bible, whilst exploring important themes such as leadership and the meaning of friendship.
We aim to help children to reflect upon their own beliefs and values and to make increasingly mature judgements.
In the Middle School, children discover how Christianity became the historic religion of Britain and learn something of the other religions practised in modern Britain. They also look at ideas such as pilgrimage and rites of passage before studying Judaism, Christianity and an introduction to Philosophy.
In the Senior Department the children begin preparation for the Common Entrance and Scholarship exams and study key texts from the Old and New Testaments whilst considering their message in the light of contemporary issues and events. They also undertake a study of Islam.