Church School

Hackleton CEVA Primary School is a Voluntary Aided maintained school. We are just one of 103 Church of England schools and academies in the Peterborough Diocese family, all of whom serve their rural, urban and suburban communities. We are very proud to be a Church of England School and our Christian values of love, trust, faith, forgiveness, thankfulness and respect underpin all that we do in our school.

Our Christian Vision


Jesus said, ‘I have come that you may have life – life in all its fullness’

(John 10, verse 10)

At Hackleton Primary School, our vision is to create a nurturing and inclusive environment that celebrates diversity, empowers every child, and equips them with the resilience needed to thrive in an ever-changing world. There is a strong committment to providing a high-quality education rooted in Christian values, ensuring that every child feels safe, supported and respected.

The Diocese of Peterborough

The Diocese of Peterborough was founded in 1541 and has 348 parishes and 379 churches covering Northamptonshire, the northern part of Peterborough and the county of Rutland. Peterborough Cathedral is our mother church. With around 200 clergy and a similar number of lay ministers, the Diocese serves a population of just under a million people. The worshipping community consists of over 20,000 people of all ages and backgrounds and around 12,000 people attenda service each Sunday. Almost 20,000 4-18 year olds attend over 100 church schools in the diocese.To find out more about our Diocese and what it means to be a Church of England school,please visit the website here.

Our Church

Piddington Church © Ian Rob :: Geograph Britain and IrelandSt John the Baptist, Piddington


We work closely with our local parish church of St John the Baptist, Piddington.

Collective Worship in our School

Collective Worship is a daily act of worship that brings the school community together. It is distinctively Christian although we aim to ensure that it is inclusive to all members of our school community whatever their faith or beliefs.

Further detailsan be found inour Collective Worship Policy.

Teaching Religious Education

Our school is part of The Diocese of Peterborough and therefore we follow ‘The Diocese of Peterborough Syllabus for Religious Education 2019-2024’. The curriculum sets out a clear model for teaching and learning in RE.

  • The aims of R.E. in the Diocese of Peterborough Syllabus for Religious Education are for pupils to:

    • Know about and understand Christianity as a diverse global living faith through the exploration of core beliefs, using an approach that critically engages with biblical text;
    • Gain knowledge and understanding of a range of religions and worldviews, appreciating diversity, continuity and change within the religions and worldviews being studied;
    • Engage with challenging questions of meaning and purpose raised by human existence and experience;
    • Recognise the concept of religion and its continuing influence on Britain’s cultural heritage and in the lives of individuals and societies in different times, cultures and places;
    • Explore their own religious, spiritual and philosophical ways of living, believing and thinking.
  • R.E. provides opportunities for pupils to:

    • Develop their knowledge and understanding of and their ability to respond to Christianity and the other principal religions represented in Great Britain; especially those represented in the diverse and active faith communities in Northamptonshire.
    • Develop their knowledge and understanding of and their ability to respond to non-religious world views.
    • Explore issues within and between faiths to help them understand and respect different religions, beliefs, values and traditions (including ethical life stories), and understand the influence of these individuals, societies, communities and cultures;
    • Consider questions of meaning and purpose in life;
    • Learn about religious and ethical teaching, enabling them to make reasoned and informed judgements on religious and moral issues;
    • Accept, respect and celebrate diversity in society by encountering faiths and beliefs which they might not otherwise have opportunity to explore;
    • Develop their sense of identity and belonging, preparing them for life as citizens in a plural society;
    • Develop enquiry and response skills through the use of distinctive language, listening and empathy;
    • Reflect on, analyse and evaluate their beliefs, values and practices and communicate their responses.

Right of Withdrawal

R.E. does not seek to urge religious beliefs on children, or to compromise the integrity of their own beliefs by promoting one religion over another.

Teachers can exercise their right to withdraw from teaching R.E. if they do not wish to do so but must give notice of their intention in writing to the Governing Body.

In keeping with the law as stated in Circular 1/94, parents may withdraw their children from Religious Education provided they give written notification to the school. The school will ensure that suitable supervision is provided. However, we hope that all parents and teachers would feel comfortable with the Religious Education being taught at our school and we encourage the participation of all. If a parent requests their child be withdrawn, parents will be invited to a meeting to ensure they have correct information about with RE entails.

SIAMS Inspection

Please find our most recent SIAMS reports below.