We are a Church of England Voluntary Aided School and Collective Worship plays a central role in our life and work.
Our school Collective Worship policy reflects and reinforces our vision and values, “With thankfulness, courage and love…”. The policy demonstrates the partnership between the conduct and content of school worship, in all its many forms and our whole school curriculum offer and ethos “we strive to improve heart and mind.” All of which is underpinned by our chosen biblical text, John 4: 13 Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst”.
It offers important opportunities to strengthen our sense of community, belonging and inclusiveness and to reinforce the love, care and respect we have for each other.
We are proud of the very strong links we have with St. Mary’s Church and the Diocese of Salisbury. Working together we make a significant contribution to the religious, spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of the pupils.
Collective Worship and Celebration Assemblies are Christian in character and linked to the term’s value. Led by staff and local clergy, children are encouraged to actively participate. Our annual Sunday Pet Service and Education Sunday Service are very popular with the school community, and in addition to welcoming the Church into our school, we like to take the children to St. Mary’s Church to celebrate Harvest Festival, Christmas, Easter and our School Leaver’s Service at the close of the academic year.
Collective Worship Programme:
Collective Worship Councillors (to be elected)