Collective Workship

Our Christian Heritage

We are a Church of England Controlled School and work hard to maintain our Christian heritage and values so that they permeate every aspect of the life of the school.

We are proud of the very strong links we have with St George's Church and the Diocese of Salisbury. Working together we enable children to develop spiritually, morally, socially and intellectually according to the beliefs of the Christian faith.In June 2016 the National Society's Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools rated us as outstanding.

A daily act of Collective Worship is led by staff, children or visitors to the school. 'Godly Play' and 'Open the Book' are a regular feature and are led by local members of the St George's Church community. Our Worship is mainly of a broadly Christian character in accordance with the 1988 Education Reform Act and children are encouraged to actively participate through the ‘Light the Candle’ scheme.

As well as welcoming the Church to our school, we like to take the children to St George's Church to celebrate Harvest Festival, Christmas, Easter and our annual Thanksgiving Service at the close of each academic year. Last year this took the form of a whole school pilgrimage to Salisbury Cathedral.

In January 2015 we introduced our first Journey Day when we worked alongside the Church to reflect upon a theme.On this occasion we took the theme of Jesus walking on the water and we linked it to the idea of courage and faith.Following on from a very successful day we have enjoyed more Journey Days and have joined a collaborative partnership with a sister school in the Diocese to share best practice .

Religious Education is an important component of our children’s school work. Programmes of work will frequently refer to other religions particularly when tackling the lives of people from other cultures. Moral and social education is an inherent part of daily school life.

In response to pupils' requests for more time for reflection we now ensure our topics all build in time to develop spirituality and in addition we have introduced termly opportunities for children to explore spiritual stories, led by the older pupils but with discussions taking place in family groups.

Click here to find out what it means to be a Church of England school.

Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.

Collective Worship themes this term

We are covering Easter, Ascension Day, Pentecost and Trinity Sunday. The following parables will also be covered: The Parable of the Pearl of Great Price, The Parable of the Pharisee and the Publican and The Parable of the Lost Sheep and the Lost Coin.

Thought for the week

Set a goal so big that you can't achieve it... until you grow into the person who can.