Collective Worship


Worship is an activity in which we give to God what is due to him (worth ship)

As a Christian foundation, and in accordance with the requirements of the 1988 Education Act, Charles Kingsley’s School has the following aims in its policy for worship.

  • to explore and share the truths of the Christian Faith
  • to lead children into an awareness of God in their daily lives
  • to provide a focus for the school community each day which involves all its members as fully as possible.

To this end the whole school meets for worship on Mondays and Wednesdays. The school also involves outside speakers and visiting groups. On Tuesdays acts of worship are held between classes within classrooms. On Thursdays the infants and juniors have separate assemblies and on Fridays the week’s work is celebrated in “Assembly”.

Children are offered the opportunity to worship through the use of prayer, story, hymns and songs, poetry, quiet reflection and discussion. By the use of symbolism and imagery, as well as words, each assembly aims to be accessible to each age group present.

Although parents have a legal right to withdraw their children from acts of worship, the hope is expressed that by choosing to send their children to Charles Kingsley’s School, parents accept its Christian foundations.