Collective Worship

Collective worship is central to the life of our school. Worship offers the children and others in our school an opportunity to reflect on values and issues in the context of our Christian ethos.

The school holds daily worship every morning. Ben, the vicar, takes an assembly once a week. Visiting speakers, church leaders and other representatives from other local churches are also invited to lead collective worship during the year on a regular basis. The festivals of Harvest, Christmas and Easter are celebrated in the Parish church; St Thomas of Canterbury. Termly themes are used as a focus for acts of worship. During the year each class has the opportunity to present a class assembly, to celebrate and share what they have been doing. Parents and friends are invited to attend.

Parents have a legal right to withdraw their child from collective worship and where this is requested an alternative arrangement would be made for their supervision.

Collective worship timetable


All school achievement assembly



KS2 collective worship

KS1 ‘Sing and Worship’


All school collective worship (with curate)



KS1 collective worship

KS2 ‘Sing and Worship’


All school collective worship



The Worship Squad

The worship squad meet regularly to oversee collective worship, discuss what is working and what we can do to improve it further. The role of the committee is not only to oversee worship but to evaluate it and promote our Christian values in our school. The worship squad also support in the leading of worship.  The committee is made up of pupils, our collective worship co-ordinator and our vicar Ben.

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For the copy of the Collective Worship policy, please go to the Policies/Forms page.

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