Safeguarding Notice

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment.

If you have any concerns regarding the safeguarding of any of our pupils please contact one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads: Mrs Sarginson, Mrs Hill or Mrs Dixon

Please see the safeguarding section of our website under Policies > Safeguarding.

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Religious Education

At Hopwood, we follow the Rochdale Agreed Syllabus and teach the children about a range of religions through an enquiry based approach.


Christianity is taught in every year group, different aspects and perspectives of Christmas and Easter are covered each year. Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism are also covered across the school. Each topic provides opportunities for Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development and contributes to the development of British Values.

We provide children with experiences of other cultures e.g. Chinese New Year, Diwali dance workshops  and offer our support to charities through days of celebration such as; Comic Relief, Harvest and Christmas Jumper Day. Furthermore, we invite experts from the local community to talk to the children about religious festivals or charity work and we take pupils off site to visit places of worship.