Our daily act of collective worship is a special and distinctive time of the school day, when the school community is assembled and we pray together, or sing a hymn of praise together, in worship to God.
This opportunity for worship takes place each day during an assembly time. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers its pupils. Not everyone may choose to worship God at that time, but there is an expectation that everyone will respect the ‘special nature’ of the time.
- To offer the whole school community the opportunity to participate in worship, ensuring that the experiences provided are relevant to the age, aptitude and family background of the children on both an individual and collective basis.
- To promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural diversity.
- To provide opportunities for the children to participate in acts of worship at their own level.
- To help the children to understand the nature and language of worship.
- To provide an educational, moral and spiritual dimension to the whole school curriculum by offering the opportunity to explore, extend, share and deepen the children’s level of spiritual experience.
- To provide an opportunity for children to develop their sense of community in relation to home, school and the wider community.
- To promote the ethos and shared values of the school.
- To explore Christianity fostering a respect for people of all races and religions and celebrating difference and diversity.
- To seek to widen and enhance the experience of those of faith, no faith and the curious and to allow them to make their own response.
Find out more in our Federation Collective Worship Policy (.pdf)