Guilden Morden Church of England (VC) Primary Academy

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Collective Worship

Collective Worship


There is a daily act of collective worship, usually as a whole school. This is a very important feature of school life and a positive focus underpinning its ethos, supported by our core Christian values. Parents retain the right to withdraw their children from collective worship by prior arrangement with the Head teacher.


  • Every pupil is entitled to a daily act of collective worship.

  • Every school has the legal responsibility to provide a daily act of collective worship for every child – although this can be offered at any time of the day and in any normal size of grouping, from individual class to whole school.

  • Only parents / guardians can withdraw children from collective worship on religious grounds

  • Collective worship in a Church School should always be Christian, and include elements taken from the worship of its founding Church.


Weekly Assembly Plan.

All of our assemblies include collective worship

Days may be swapped to accommodate visitors and Church Services.


Monday - Head teacher’s Collective Worship - introduces theme for the week, incorporating suitable music, prayer, song and opportunity for discussion and reflection.

Tuesday - Praise Assembly – the whole school join together to learn new songs for worship, appropriate to the religious season

Wednesday - Collective Worship in classes using the theme of the week and led by the class teacher

Thursday - Whole school Collective Worship led by either a class teacher or a visitor

Friday - Celebration Assembly led by the Head teacher or senior teacher. This assembly is attended by Pre-school children


Collective Worship Policy - Click below for the full policy

SIAMs Report - Click below for the school’s latest SIAMS Report