Collective Worship

An act of Collective Worship takes place every day and is an important part of school life, making space for pupils and staff to come together and share in worship through learning, music, reflection and prayer.

Our worship is inclusive and gives all of the school community the chance to be part of the experience, while respecting the integrity of family and cultural backgrounds.

The weekly pattern of collective worship looks like this:

  • Monday – Head Teacher’s worship, introducing the focus of the week
  • Tuesday – Led by Open the Book / Class Teacher
  • Wednesday – Led by pupils from Oak Class linked to a current news story with chances for rich thought-provoking discussion
  • Thursday – Headteacher’s worship
  • Friday - Celebration Assembly led by Headteacher

Members of our local church visit every fortnight as part of Open the Book.

Teachers and the Headteacher lead Collective Worship during the week and there is a Celebration Assembly once a week to celebrate pupil’s achievements. From time to time a whole class plans and delivers collective worship to which parents are invited. We also celebrate Harvest, Remembrance, Christmas and Easter, inviting a member of the Church to support our worship.

We aim for Collective Worship to give pupils and school staff the opportunity to:

  • Engage in an act of community
  • Express praise and thanksgiving to God
  • Be still and reflect
  • Explore the Big Questions of life and respond to national events
  • Foster respect and deepen spiritual awareness
  • Reflect on the character of God and on the teachings of Christ
  • Affirm Christian values and attitudes 
  • Share each other's joys and challenges
  • Celebrate special times in the Christian calendar.