The 1988 Education Reform Act requires that ‘all pupils in attendance at a maintained school shall on each day take part in an act of Collective Worship’. We seek to do our best to keep the spirit of this legislation seeking to provide as many high quality acts of worship as is practically possible.
All acts of worship are in accordance with the guidance issued in circular 1/94 which states that worship should be of a ‘wholly or mainly of a broadly Christian character’ and not distinctive of any particular Christian denomination.
We also respect the right of parents to withdraw their children from Collective Worship. This school expects that withdrawal will only be made following parental discussion with the head teacher. The school has a system of suitable supervision for students withdrawn from Acts of Collective Worship.