As a Church school, Collective Worship is an important time during which we can share in celebrating God's love and learning more about our Christian faith. Through stories, songs, drama, games and prayer, we aim to help the children to develop their spirituality, as well as becoming more understanding of the beliefs of others.
The Christian values we promote through collective worship are the foundation of our school ethos and are important for all of our pupils to learn, whether they come from a Christian background or not. Parents do have the right to withdraw their children from Collective Worship, but we encourage the involvement of all pupils so that their sense of belonging as a member of our school family can be strengthened.
We are lucky to be supported by our two church communities in our Collective Worship. Clergy and other church members regularly lead worship, including a termly Communion service. We also visit both Churches for special celebrations, such as Christmas, Easter and Ash Wednesday.
There are plenty of opportunities for parents, family and friends to join the school in Collective Worship. These include our monthly First Friday Celebration, during which we present various awards and certificates. We also welcome visitors for class led worship and some special festivals and celebrations.
What our children like about Collective Worship:
- listening to stories (from the Bible)
- praying to God
- talking through weekly themes
- quiet time
- going to church
- singing and music
- answering questions
- watching plays
- worship committee
(Pupil Survey Responses)
Class Led Worship:
Throughout the year, classes have the opportunity to lead an act of whole school collective worship or a festival celebration. We invite parents and friends to share in these times of worship as part of the school family, either in school or at one of our churches.
Click here to see this this term's Worship Themes.
Our Collective Worship Timetable:
Monday Whole School
Tuesday Whole School (Church visitors/Musical)
Friday Friday Celebration