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Collective Worship

Collective worship takes place at the start of each day. We come together as a community before God to share in the life and stories of Jesus Christ, His Son. Daily worship is rooted in Christianity and covers our 12 chosen school values; one per half term. All pupils and staff come together for this spiritual time together to reflect on their lives and how they live them to the full. Pupils develop their moral and social thinking during worship; each worship has time for silence and reflection to think and pray for what we are grateful for and how that worship will impact on our lives moving forward.


Worship is led by the children and ably supported by our Worship Acolyte team, of which there are two per class appointed each year. Acolytes apply for the role having studied the job description for an acolyte! Fr. Paul, the priest at St. Mary's Parish Church leads a weekly worship alongside staff and other visiting clergy, retired clergy in our parish and lay preachers.


Collective Worship is exceptionally important to us as a school community, however, parents do have the right to withdraw their children. Please make contact with the Headteacher to discuss this.