A daily act of Christian Collective Worship (assembly) is provided for all pupils and all are encouraged to take part.
"We pray to God to worship Him." was the view of one pupil when questioned about the importance of Collective Worship.' (SIAS Inspection Report, June 2012).
Usually the Headteacher, the deputy Headteacher, a member of the clergy from a local church and a class lead an assembly each week. Our children take an active part in our Worship and are encouraged to take leading roles. Parents are invited to attend their child’s class assembly on a Friday and stay for refreshments afterwards where they can meet with the children, class teacher and Headteacher.
A termly Eucharist, led by Father Andrew Wadsworth, is celebrated in school with all Year groups. It is planned that we shall celebrate an annual Eucharist with Nyewood CE Infant School. On these occasions children play an active part and parents, family, friends and Governors are warmly invited to join us.
Each class also has a dedicated ‘Reflection/Prayer area’ where they can spend time to reflect on their thoughts and feelings whenever they wish. These special areas reflect and support the current values being studied at the time.
We respect the beliefs of our parents who do retain the right to withdraw their children from Collective Worship or Religious Education by written request. Alternative provision for the withdrawn child can be negotiated with the individual's family.