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Worship

As a Church of England school, our worship is an integral part of school life.

Our Collective Worship takes various forms, planned on a termly basis, with regular input from the Faith Factory, to give the children a sense of continuity and relevance. They are child-friendly and interactive. We share stories, Bible readings, songs and hymns as well as times of reflection and of prayer.

Our worship during normal times, follow a set pattern:

  • Monday: A Values Lead Collective Worship
  • Tuesday: Songs and Worship
  • Wednesday: A follow up Values Collective Worship to further discuss and investigate the term’s Value
  • Thursday: The church team of St. Andrew’s
  • Friday: Our Collective Worship celebrates achievements of the children. Teachers give out ‘You Can Toucan’ awards to children who have demonstrated an improvement in attitude, work or behaviour. Our half-termly, class nominated Values Champions also select two children from their class who have lived the Value that week.

During restrictions placed upon us presently by the Covid pandemic we have a slightly different approach. We are holding our Collective Worship remotely through TEAMs. Our programme is;

  • Monday: A Values Lead Collective Worship
  • Tuesday: Class Worship exploring the stories in the Old Testament
  • Wednesday: A follow up Values Collective Worship to further discuss and investigate the term’s Value
  • Thursday: Class Worship exploring “Big Questions” or celebrating in “Outside Church”
  • Friday: Our Collective Worship celebrates achievements of the children. Teachers give out ‘You Can Toucan’ awards to children who have demonstrated an improvement in attitude, work or behaviour.

We look forward to when we can again invite parents and friends to our Collective Worships and also to our services in St. Andrew’s Church during the year.

Parents do have the right to withdraw their children from Collective Worship and are invited to discuss concerns before making any decision.

Our School Prayer

Dear God,

We pray for our school:
Let peace dwell here.
Let the rooms be full of happiness.
Let love abide here:
Love of one another,
Love of learning,
and love of You.
Let us remember that
Many hands make a house
But many hearts make a school
And that You love and enable us all.

Amen