A daily act of collective worship is central to the Christ-centred ethos of our school and to our mission of ‘working together and playing together, we may learn to love you and serve one another’. Worship in our school is concerned with giving glory, honour, praise and thanks to God.
Each act of worship follows the four fold action of Gathering, hearing God’s Word, Responding to the Word and being sent forward with a Mission based on the worship we have participated in.
Our Collective Worship uses a wide variety of resources and styles and our teachers support the development of differing styles of worship throughout the school. Our worship takes many different forms and we gather in a variety of groupings:
- We gather together as a school community for whole school collective worship on a Monday. On a Monday, worship is led by Mrs Jordan or Mr Turner and our focus is on the Statements to Live By scheme
- On Tuesdays (KS2) and Wednesdays (KS1/EYFS) each Key Stage gathers for Collective Worship led by a member of the teaching staff based on the Gospel reading from the previous Sunday. This is a theme we will have encountered through the previous week’s ‘Wednesday Word’ and at church on Sunday. On the day when they are not participating in Key Stage Collective Worship, each class worship together as a class community, being led in rotation by pupil Collective Worship groups. Worship planning is supported by the class teacher.
- On Thursdays, the focus is responding to the Word in song and looking outwards at the wider world and at what we can do to make it better.
- On Fridays, we come together to celebrate our achievements and successes every other week. On the alternative week each class prepares and delivers a class assembly based around their learning in RE.
In addition to these opportunities to worship, Mass is celebrated twice a half-term at 9:15 in the School hall. All classes attend and parents and parishioners are most welcome to join us.