As an Academy without a religious designation, in line with our funding agreement, collective worship that is wholly or mainly of a broadly Christian character is provided. This collective worship also reflects the religious backgrounds represented in its community, with the majority of provision broadly Christian. Each pupil takes part in a daily act of collective worship unless they have been withdrawn by their parents. This might be held as a single class, a year group, a Key Stage or as a whole school. We ensure that we keep acts of worship separate in assemblies, which allows time for pupils and teachers who don't participate in this to leave the room before worship takes place.
We believe that worship should be:
- Inclusive. Everyone can benefit and contribute, no matter what their personal belief or commitment.
- Invitational. It offers everyone the opportunity to engage whilst allowing the freedom for those of other faiths and none to be present.
- Diverse. We recognise that there are a lot of different faiths in our society and children should be given the opportunity to explore the values of each one.
- Appropriate to the age of the children.
- An important learning experience which enriches the life of those people who attend.
- A special occasion, the purpose of which is to show reverence to God.
- Helpful to participants’ understanding of and identification with, the school’s vision, values and aims, promoting a sense of community.