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Collective Worship

Collective Worship

In the daily acts of Collective Worship we aim to:

  • encourage children to appreciate and experience Christian ethics of care, love, peace, respect and forgiveness within the community, having regard to the beliefs and practices of the Church of England
  • acknowledge and build a special relationship between the school and the parish church
  • appreciate the importance of other religious faiths.

 

The spiritual, social, cultural, and moral welfare of our pupils, whatever their background, is of prime concern to us at school. However, Christian values are built into our ethos and teaching, and are reflected in the cycle of themes on which our daily acts of worship are based.

 

Collective Worship is organised on a whole school basis, and is led by staff, clergy, visitors and the pupils themselves. One of the ways our school expresses its Christian character is by having services in our local church each term, and by enjoying a weekly visit from the local Church of England vicar and curate who make valuable contributions towards the religious and moral fabric of the school.

 

Parents do have the right to withdraw their children on religious grounds from acts of Collective Worship, but we believe that pupils so excluded would miss part of the corporate life of the school. If any parents wish to exercise their right, they are asked to discuss this matter with the Headteacher, and alternative arrangements will be made.

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