Having a daily act of collective worship is such a special part of our school day. During worship we read and share stories. Sometimes these stories are from the Bible and sometimes they are from other faiths or they are simply stories that help us explore a value or a moral.
In worship we sing songs and hymns many of which parents / carers sang when they were little and some of which are new or written more recently. During worship we also have the opportunity for reflection and quiet thought.
All pupils participate in our times of worship and are keen to contribute through leading, singing or share a thought.
Church School Distinctiveness
The Church of England sees its church schools “as being at the centre of its mission to the nation”. Every church school, therefore, will have the support of the clergy and foundation governors in their local parish who will work in partnership with the Headteacher and staff to develop and promote the school’s Christian foundation.
Every school is different as is every church school. We are a church school because we are linked very closely to St. Mary's Church and the community involved with the church. However, our school welcomes children from all faiths and those of none.
Church schools with their distinctiveness were primarily founded to provide education for children in local communities, regardless of personal faith. They continue to be inclusive schools and rationale lies in offering children and young people an opportunity to experience the meaning of Christian faith.
The school enjoying iSingPOP worship at St Mary's Church