All maintained schools are required by law to organise an act of daily collective worship for registered pupils in order to promote their moral, spiritual and cultural development set out in DfE Circular 1/94.
Collective worship must be 'wholly or mainly of a broadly Christian character', though not representative of a particular Christian denomination. However, at our school worship will reflect the Anglican foundation in accordance with the relevant Trust Deed.
Bulwell St Mary's C of E Primary School is sensitive to the individual beliefs and faiths of all members of the school and recognises different types of religious faiths and beliefs.
Collective worship which is provided in a daily whole-school or phase assembly is a time for all children to reflect on spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues.
The format for collective worship is:
• Pupils enter to music
• A candle is lit
• Pupils listen or watch a bible story, reading or topic that is linked to the current core value
• Pupils engage in an act of collective worship and reflect or say a prayer
• On occasion pupils lead the worship.
Mondays are led by the Head of School, Tuesdays are either a guest speaker or collective worship is conducted in the classroom to allow for age appropriate deepening of the understanding of the core values. On Wednesday we have singing assemblies, Thursday, twice a term, are class assemblies which parents are invited to and on Friday it is achievement assembly which parents are also invited to.
Collective worship Schedules