The Importance of Collective Worship at St Nicholas

At St Nicholas we believe that collective worship and sharing time together is a crucial part of our broader school life. Worship is carried out four times a week with the other being a ‘celebration’ awards worship. Children will also be involved in collective worship in their classrooms. These acts of collective worship will reflect the vision, values and aims of our school.

The acts of Worship are led by either the Headteacher or a Class Teacher and on a Wednesday morning by a member of the clergy. On occasions we may also have visitors come in to deliver and share Worship with us.

Collective Worship is planned for by the member of staff leading Worship. The theme for the Worship is the same for the whole week. Worship links to our school values, Christian festivals and key important dates in the Christian calendar. The Headteacher and the parish priest work closely together to ensure the topics to discuss are relevant and meaningful to the children.

Parents are entitled to withdraw their child from Collective Worship if they wish, however, we urge parents considering this option to speak with the Headteacher, prior to the admission of their child into St Nicholas.

The School at Worship in St Nicholas Church