RE resources

Information, guidance, resources and inspiration for those involved with the delivery and monitoring of Religious Education in our schools. 


Resources from RE Conference 'RE to save the planet' 2020

Details of the non-statutory guidance are online here

BBC Schools – includes broadcast information, materials for each key stage and media including tours of sacred buildings.

Katy Staples recommends the forums and chat rooms for students which can now be found at the Student Life site (formerly “Onion Street”)

Primary Resources has been online since 1998 and hosts a formidable stash of lesson plans, presentations and ideas, and is highly used by teachers in our Diocese

The Culham Institute and its family of sites also come highly recommended. This includes REOnline (designed as a starting point for RE with teacher and student resources for all Key Stages), the Collective Worship Resource, the Story Keepers and a special site for clergy dealing with RE in schools

RE Today is another popular site which is also recommended by Katy Staples


Redland Education Centre provides free interactive RE lessons based on Bristol’s Agreed Syllabus. It works with primary and secondary schools, providing religious education in accordance with the ethos of the syllabus. 


Scripture Union and its family of sites specialise in Bible-based resources and are popular with both schools and churches in our area.

Schoolswork is an attractive, resource-rich, networking site packed with lesson and assembly plans. The ability to join free as a member and connect with other members who may be able to help you is one of this site’s most popular features

Other websites recommended by readers include: The Children’s Society, Christian Aid, Bible Gateway, Barnabas In Schools, Danielle’s Place of crafts and activities,, Colllective Worship, the National Association of Teachers of Religious Education, YFC Schools Resources and the media illustration site Wing Clips.

A couple of example videos for starters – Teenage Affluenza is a witty way into studying wealth and poverty, and Muslim Prayer – No Excuse To Miss It is good for the study of Islamic prayer.

The Stapleford Centrehas free resources to support the teaching of Christianity within RE and Collective Worship. All resources are produced by experts in their field and are practical, contemporary ways to get pupils thinking outside of the box.

The WingClipswebsite has feely downloadable segments of well known and current films which are chosen to illustrate themes.

Ideas and inspiration

Got an idea or a resource that you think others should know about? Contact the Education team