This school will comply with the requirements set out in the 1988 Education Reform Act regarding Collective Worship and the Education Act 1993 which sets out the legal framework for collective worship. DES Circular 1/94 states:
'Collective worship in schools should aim to provide the opportunity for pupils to worship God, to consider spiritual and moral issues and to explore their own beliefs; to encourage participation and response, whether through active involvement in the presentation of worship or through listening to and joining in the worship offered; and to develop community spirit, promote a common ethos and shared values, and reinforce positive attitudes.'
An Act of Collective worship will take place every day. The time at which this takes place and the form of the Collective Worship (whole school, team or class groupings) may vary from day to day.
When we gather together we celebrate being together in the school community and to worship together. From our daily acts of worship we reflect, individually and as a group, on the mystery and wonder of the known and unknown world in which we live.
Every child will take part in the Act of Collective Worship unless withdrawn by his/her parents/guardians.