Collective Worship

Our Collective Worship ensures that all children and families are able to further their personal Christian journey, learning about the Church of England traditions and practices.

This is reinforced with classroom work and filters into our RE curriculum. As a school we plan our Collective Worship to enable all pupils to benefit without compromising their beliefs.

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

Wheel of Worship

The Liturgical Year (or Church Year) is displayed in the hall and provides everyone with an opportunity to see the celebrations of the saints and when the feast days are being observed throughout the annual cycle. 

The Worship Team take some responsibility for planning the whole school Collective Worships which are based upon Christian Values and class Big Questions, along with choosing the prayers and stories that are shared.

Our Worship Week

The Worship Team open worship with the Welcome Words while lighting the candle and the school congregation join in with saying and reinforcing the Christian Value.

  • Monday: Curriculum based Big Question, with links to the Christian Value

  • Tuesday: Bible story focusing on the Christian Value

  • Wednesday: Church visit

  • Thursday: Class Worship using Picture News and reinforcing the British Values or Hymn Practice 

  • Friday: Celebration Worship, reflection time, hymn, a prayer linked to the worship and The Lord's Prayer (led by the Worship Team)

Click here to see our policies, including our Collective Worship Policy