Inspection and Advisory Service (HIAS)

The County RE Centre

The RE Centre houses an extensive collection of   resources available to borrow related to RE, collective worship and spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. The resources include artefacts, books, DVDs, posters, teaching packs, reference materials, CD-ROMs and topic boxes. The RE Centre also produces a wide range of Living Difference related resources available to purchase.

What services does the RE Centre provide?

  • Loan service from library of books.
  • Loan of DVDs, posters and artefacts.
  • Artefact loan boxes and advice on using artefacts.
  • Up-to-date collection of published reference material, especially books, posters and packs.
  • Materials to support literacy, eg: storybooks, big books.
  • Purchase of resources to support teaching according to the Agreed Syllabus, including picture packs.
  • Materials to support social and religious cohesion.
  • A telephone reference point for advice about issues concerning RE.
  • Advice about local and national contacts, including speakers and places of worship to visit.
  • Venue for workshops for teachers to visit and plan their work.

  • What do schools say about the County RE Centre?

    “OfSTED were particularly impressed with the range of artefacts and visual material we use in RE and commented on the very effective support we receive from the RE Centre.”

    Headteacher, Hampshire infant school

    “A wonderful range of resources to support topics – teachers/subject leaders need to be encouraged to visit the Centre for themselves at least once to raise awareness of how topics can be supported by your materials.”

    RE manager, Hampshire primary school


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Contact details

Tel:        01962 863134
Fax:       01962 852883

County RE Centre
Falcon House
Monarch Way
Winchester  SO22 5PL