Religious and Moral Observance
Thornliebank Primary is a non-denominational school. Our aim is to foster mutual respect and understanding for all beliefs and religions. All pupils follow a varied Religious and Moral Education programme learning about a range of religions and festivals throughout the session which include Harvest, Sukkot, Nativity, Easter, Baisakhi, Eid Ul Hadj, Eid Ul Fitr and Humanism. Classes share their learning during regular assemblies held in the school hall and in Thornliebank Parish Church.
It is the right of every parent to withdraw his/her child from Religious Education and/or Religious Observance. The Head Teacher should be informed of the parent’s intention in writing.
Parents from ethnic minority religious communities may request that their children be permitted to be absent from school in order to celebrate recognised religious events. If there is a particular religious observance that parents wish their child to participate in, we will be happy to discuss how we can support this.