Collective Worship

Collective Worship is central to everything that we do within our school and is always at the heart of helping us to make the right choices and decisions, in considering how Jesus lived and the choices that Jesus would have made.

Each day the whole school gathers together for worship and we encourage everyone to take an active part. As a Church of England School we base our worship on Christian teachings, values and traditions of the Christian Church. However, we conduct our collective worship in a manner that is sensitive to the individual faith and beliefs of all members of the school community. Collective worship plays a very important part in promoting the Christian ethos of the school, encouraging the children to have high levels of spiritual and moral reflection and to ensure that all children are valued, and their achievements are recognised.

Collective worship is used to encourage the children to:

  • Reflect on their achievements, learning and their own life
  • Acknowledge and reward achievements both in and out of school
  • Consider broader aspects of living within a local and global Christian community, to recognise key events and stories from Christianity and the Church calendar.
  • Reflect on current experiences and themes that influence and impact on the children’s lives

Through our organisation of Collective Worship, we:

  • Conduct our worship in a sensitive, dignified and respectful way
  • Show the children that this time is a period of calm reflection
  • Regard this time as a special time and expect children to behave in an appropriate way
  • Ask everyone to be quiet, be thoughtful and to listen carefully
  • Encourage the children to contribute their ideas and thoughts (Collective Worship Council)
  • Create an atmosphere by using music, lighting candles or using objects that act as a focal point for the attention of the children. The cross is our main focus, and we light candles to show that Jesus is the light of the world.

A Weekly Overview of our Collective Worship:

Mondays – Whole School Collective Worship
Tuesdays – Key Stage Worship
Wednesdays – Whole School Collective Worship
Thursdays – Whole School Choral Worship
Fridays – Celebration Worship