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The Importance Of Being A Church School

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Collective Worship

Collective Worship is vital to life at Prior’s Mill. Our Collective Worship happens daily as outlined in the schedule opposite.

Following weekly themes based on the Church’s calendar we explore the nature and character of God, and what it means to be human. Bible readings, prayers, meditations, drama, art, games, poetry, film and literature are all used creatively to teach, inspire, challenge and affirm our beliefs.

In the traditions of the Anglican Church we learn together the prayers and liturgy used by our church for centuries as well as encouraging children to find their own personal and creative ways of praying. All children are expected to take an active part in Collective Worship and have opportunities to plan and lead worship for themselves. In Key Stage 2 there is a Worship Leaders’ Group who meet weekly to plan prayers and reflections around the weekly theme. These are shared with the whole school.

As a Controlled Anglican school, Collective Worship is held daily and follows a weekly theme, planned termly in advance.The format is as follows:

Monday: Introduction of the weekly worship theme

Tuesday: Continuation of the theme either by a visitor, teacher or Class Led (KS1)

Wednesday: Continuation of the theme by Class Based Circle Worship or Class Led (KS2)

Thursday: Worship through music

Friday: Conclusion to the weekly theme and Celebration

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