Arundel CofE Primary School

Collective Worship

The Importance of Collective Worship in our school

As a school we believe that collective worship and sharing time together is a crucial part of our broader school life. Worship takes place every day.

Children may also, at times, be involved in collective worship in their classrooms. These acts of collective worship will reflect the vision and aims of our school. We take pride in our collective worship and we allow the children to choose where they sit during this time.

The acts of Worship are led by a team. This could be the Headteacher or a Class Teacher. Each week, we are delighted that some morning worship is led by a member of the clergy.

Here is Father David leading worship about the Holy Spirit.

Father David explains the Holy Spirit

Helping us grow into the people God is calling us to be


On occasions we may also have visitors come in to deliver and share Worship with us.

Collective Worship in our school is carefully planned. 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 church priest work closely together to ensure the topics to discuss are relevant and meaningful to the children.


Parents are entitled to withdraw their child/children from Collective Worship if they wish.  Alternative provision for the withdrawn child is negotiated with the individual family.