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Collective Worship

Collective worship takes place each day, ably supported by our Worship Acolytes.  We come together as a school community before God to share in the life and stories of Jesus Christ. Daily worship is rooted in Christianity, whilst also taking into account our twelve chosen school values and any religious festivals.  At St Mary’s Infants School, we recognise that our school community come from a wide range of faiths and beliefs. In asking our children to join us in Collective Worship, we consider all backgrounds and utilise this time for personal spiritual development. 

Our school community comes together so that each individual can reflect on their lives and how they might live them to the full. Pupils develop their moral and social thinking during worship. Each worship has time for silence and personal reflection, followed by an invitation to think and pray for what we are grateful for so that it might impact our lives moving forward.  

Collective Worship is exceptionally important to us as a school community. Parents do have the right to withdraw their children from Collective Worship, but are invited to discuss any concerns before making any decisions.