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Collective Worship

The act of collective worship is an important part of our daily school routine and enables children and staff to reflect on God and the teachings of the Bible; thinking about the impact they have on their everyday lives. 


Our aims for collective worship are to:

  • Provide opportunities for worshipping God.
  • Provide opportunities for participants to develop a closer relationship with God.
  • Encourage a sense of awe and wonder at the beauty, power and mystery of the world.
  • Encourage resilience in the face of local and global current events.
  • Encourage the development of a sense of spirituality.
  • Encourage a sense of community within and beyond the school.
  • Foster a sense of fellowship by bringing together pupils and staff to celebrate shared values in the school and in the community.
  • Share experiences such as special occasions and events in relation to individual pupils within the school, to the school as a whole, or to the wider community.
  • Enable children to develop their understanding of the Christian faith and of the teachings of the Church.
  • Introduce children to the worship traditions of the Anglican Church.
  • Acknowledge, understand and respect difference and diversity, recognising that we are all unique and loved by God.
  • Enable children to consider moral issues.
  • Give time for quiet reflection, prayer and other appropriate responses.


Worship should be a positive experience for the children, which they will want to repeat and make a part of their life. They should have the opportunity to explore different approaches to Christian worship. 

Christian values

Our collective worship is based on a Christian value each half term. We have explored the following values:


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This half term we are exploring:


Generosity project - autumn 22

In autumn 1 our collective theme was generosity and we agreed, as a school, to take on a fundraising project. We decided to support Oxfam in their target to ensure that children around the world have access to clean and safe running water. We discussed the project and then children brought in coins to add to the collection. Any amount, no matter how small, was gratefully received. Each class then were tasked with creating a picture of their coins. We were impressed by the generosity shown and we managed to raise £110 for Oxfam.

Previous values




Trust - our reflections at the end of this theme



“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which  transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”   (Philippians 4 v 6+7)


Prayer plays an integral role within the school. The school prayer has been written by past pupils and is displayed in every classroom. This complements the thanksgiving prayers said before lunch and at the end of the school day.

Children are encouraged to understand the significance of prayer and participate in the act of praying. There is a prayer tree in the entrance hall to which the children can add prayers at any time. There are prayer leaves in each classroom and by the tree itself. The prayers are read out during collective worship by children in the collective worship group. 

Class led collective worship

Each class has the opportunity to lead a collective worship during the year. This is based on the half term's value and gives the children's perspective on the theme.