Collective Worship plays a critical and pivotal role in the life of our school.
Our vision of Love Learn Shine translates into and impacts directly on our collective worship provision as outlined below.
Children learn of God’s love as best described in Corinthians
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.
Corinthians 13:4-8 4
Through worship, children learn and explore Christian values through the teachings of the bible as well as stories from other cultures and faiths. They consider how these values can influence and impact on their lives and the lives of others helping to improve our world.
Collective worship creates opportunity to celebrate diversity and uniqueness as well as the values of caring, understanding and compassion that all contribute to enabling us to shine. Through participation in and leadership of worship in its different forms (whole school and classroom based) children experience success and achievement.
Collective worship takes place daily. Our worship is both whole school, in phases and also class based. This balance provides regular opportunities for phases and the whole school community to worship together while also allowing opportunity for worship in smaller class based groups. This allows themes to be explored in more detail with an age appropriate focus as well as creating opportunity for children to lead worship with their peers.
A well established recognisable rhythm of worship including a key focal point, welcome, hymns, story, reflection and prayer all help ensure worship time is distinctive, special and impacts on the children’s lives.
The vicar of St. Peter’s is Dr Garrow.
Dr Garrow and Rvd Chris Clayton share leading worship in school every week. The teachers and other visitors also lead our worship regularly.
We also worship in church throughout the year including; Harvest, Christmas, Easter and our Leavers service.
We have created an annual cycle of themes that are explored through Collective Worship. Please click on the link below to access the themes for this academic year:
Take a look at what we cover in worship:
You can find out more about the worship at St. Peter’s church by following this link: