Collective Worship / Assembly

The school has a Christian ethos and each day the children assemble for an act of Collective Worship / Assembly.

Worship helps us to become aware that there is something bigger and greater than we are. It helps us to make sense of our experiences and shows us how to respond to moments of beauty, truth, honesty, mystery, love, hope, trust, celebration and much more.

On a regular basis, the whole school meets together for a special assembly led by a visitor to the school or by one of our ten classes. When a class leads a “Family Assembly,” parents are invited to attend.

In other acts of Collective Worship / Assembly, we also reflect on:

  • Stories from the Bible
  • Festivals - Christian and those of other religions
  • The lives of significant Christians and of other famous people whose lives set us an example
  • Our own achievements and the life of the school
  • Problems and difficulties which human beings face and the ways we find strength to cope with them                                                                                                                                            
  • The store of wisdom contained in story, fable, myth and legend.                                                

The children in the Lower School also attend a church service at Christmas time, while the Upper School attend a church service at Easter time.

Under Section 25 of the 1944 Education Act, parents may withdraw their children from any part of religious instruction or collective worship. Such requests should be made in writing to the Headteacher.