As a Church School, we hold a daily act of Collective Worship for our pupils. They are Christian in nature and have regard for the family background and the ages and aptitudes of our pupils.
Collective Worship provides the opportunity to worship God within the rich tradition of Christian prayer and worship. We aim to foster a sense of fellowship by bringing all members of our school community together each day for times of celebrating, sharing, reflecting, responding and praying in an open and sensitive climate. Individuals are invited to explore and deepen their spirituality and to respond both in their own lives and within the community.
Through Collective Worship we aim to strengthen a sense of belonging and a sharing of values, including Christian, School and British Values. In addition, we aim to stimulate the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our pupils.
Our Acts of Worship contain elements of the following:
- Consideration of, and response to, the life and teaching of Jesus Christ.
- Knowledge and appreciation of the Bible.
- Praise and Prayer to God.
- Exploration of the symbolism within the Christian faith
- Respect and tolerance for people of all faiths, races and cultures.
- Promotion of fundamental British Values.
- Participation in hymns and songs.
- Invitations to participate and observe.
- Ritual and ceremony, stillness and reflection.
Worship is led by staff members with contributions also being made by the children.
If a parent of a pupil requests that their child be wholly or partly excused from attendance at religious worship at the school, the pupil will be excused until the request is withdrawn.
Our Collective Worship Policy can be found below.