Collective worship is a central part of the school day for both children and staff. It is an opportunity for us to gather together to worship God, to consider spiritual and moral issues and to explore our own beliefs. The children take active participation through class led worship, leading in prayer, acting, singing and supporting worship. Our worship has a distinctively Christian theme and we develop a theme across the term with the children. We select themes based on the needs of our school and members of our community.
We have 6 Christian themes throughout the year which include our 4 core Christian values. The themes that we follow include the below:
Respect & Reverence
During celebration worship we ensure the achievements of the children are celebrated. There are a number of ways that we recognise our children through successful learning and values for life certificates, WOW awards, Values Stars, Writing-Whizz, Remarkable Readers and Maths-Magician awards.
In addition to our daily acts of worship, we take part in Lent and Advent reflections. These reflections happen weekly during these special times of the year. The children lead the worship in calm and stillness. We all reflect on a theme and consider ways we can make changes to our lives learning from the word of God and the teachings of Jesus.
At Christmas, our children and staff take time to learn and reflect on ‘The Stations of the Nativity’ while at Easter the Upper School children lead us through ‘The Stations of the Cross’ considering the importance of each station to our lives today.
To mark the special times in the Christian calendar, the children take part in celebration services through carols by candlelight, the Easter celebration service and the leaver’s service. The children take an active part in the services and the local church lead and support in these celebrations. The children also take part in a service at St Andrew’s Church every year.
Please see our Collective Worship Policy for further details.