Collective Worship

Collective Worship Policy - 2021-22

At the junior school, we meet daily for collective worship. This is a time to welcome God into our lives, reflect on the teachings of the Bible and how these parables influence our day-to-day life.


We begin by lighting a candle to welcome the god we believe in and this informs us that our time of worship has begun. Our year 6 children start the worship by leading the welcome, ensuring the children are present and ready to begin.  

We follow the Diocese of Canterbury collective worship plans. These documents have been produced following conversations and feedback from teachers across the diocese. They provide us with an injection of inspiration and creativity as we plan our acts of collective worship. These plans are regularly updated and can be found here

The school vision and values are also explored at least once per week, led by a senior leader. Children are timetabled to lead the collective worship, based around the school vision and values, at least twice per term. Singing worship and Celebration worship is also timetabled once per week. 

We also enjoy inviting visitors from St Michael's Church, Family Trust and other members of the Christian community to lead our worship. 

We signal the end of worship by saying our school prayer, reflecting on the teachings of the day and blowing out the candle. Year 6 children also send the children out from worship through a 'sending', signifying children be ready to leave the hall. 

Our School Prayer

Dear Jesus, 

Bless our school, let peace live here, 

Let the rooms be full of happiness,

Let love be all around,

Love of one another,

love of all people

and love of life and living.

Let us remember that, as many hands build a house,

So many hearts make a school




Collective Worship at Home - Term 1

Week 4 - Friendship - The Story of Ruth and Naomi

Story Of Ruth - Bible For Kids - YouTube

 Week 5 - Harvest Celebration and Bible Reading

This week we have been celebrating Harvest through worship and thinking about all of the people a little less fortunate than us. Mrs Dicker led worship on Wednesday and read us this paragraph-

God looked at the world He had made, and the people He had made. He saw the people killing each other, robbing each other, cheating each other, quarrelling with each other. He saw they were thinking less and less about Him, and more and more about themselves. They had grown wicked, and God became sorry He had made them.

Genesis 6: 5-22

 Mrs Dicker told the children that this paragraph painted a different picture of God than we are used to. We explored this in detail – why God wanted everyone to listen to him, why he wanted them to think about him. We discussed the fact that to listen to God is to guide and learn to do the right thing. This paragraph is taken from the story of Noah.

Activity for home – Can you children explain to you why we have chosen the story of Noah’s Ark to complement our school vision? How does Noah show our school values?

Week 6 - Hannah's Promise and the Story of Samuel

The Story of Samuel | Kids Corner

Activity for home - Ask your children why Hannah gave her child to God and how they feel about this. Was this the right thing to do?

Advent Term - Week 1

King Solomon asks God for Wisdom


In both Infant and Junior worship this week we have started to look at Spirituality across the school. We discussed what spirituality can look and feel like in our school – the moments when we stop and smile and feel like we are part of something special. We will be discussing this more this term but for now take a look at the video below just to remind ourselves of how beautiful our world is!

What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong - Lyric Video - YouTube

      Epiphany - Term 3

Week 1

Bible Stories - The Wise Men From the East | Biblical Magi | Stories of Jesus | (

Week 3 - The Good Samaritan


The children have been looking at the Good Samaritan and thinking about how this reflects on our global community now

The Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37) (

Week 4 - Jesus brings Good News

Jesus and the Woman at the Well | Stories of the Bible (


Lent - Term 4

Week 1 - 20th - 24th February 2023

This week the children looked at how Jesus was tempted by the Devil after being without food for 40 days and 40 nights.

The Temptation of Jesus - Matthew 4:1-11 + Luke 4:1-13 (Bible Story) - YouTube

Luke 4:1-13 And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness for forty days, being tempted by the devil. And he ate nothing during those days. And when they were ended, he was hungry. The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread.” And Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone.’” And the devil took him up and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time, and said to him, “To you I will give all this authority and their glory, for it has been delivered to me, and I give it to whom I will. If you, then, will worship me, it will all be yours.” And Jesus answered him, “It is written,

Week 2 - 27th February - 3rd March 2023

The theme this week is ‘Jesus cares and provides’. The children discussed the story of Jesus feeding the 5,000.

Jesus Feeds The Poor - Feeding the 5000 - Bible Stories For Kids - Miracles of Jesus Christ - YouTube

 18 “Bring them here to me,” he said. 19 And he directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. 20 They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. 21 The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children.

Week 3 - 6th - 10th March 2023

The Junior children this week focussed on Forgiveness in their Collective Worship.  Zacchaeus – Listening to Jesus

Luke 19:1-7
The Story of Zacchaeus - Luke 19 | Sunday School Bible Lesson for Kids |HD| - YouTube

Week 4 - 13th - 17th March 2023

 At the junior school, the theme last week was ‘The Sign of the Peace’ John 14:25-27

“I leave the gift of peace with you—my peace. Not the kind of fragile peace given by the world, but my perfect peace. Don't yield to fear or be troubled in your hearts—instead, be courageous!’’

Bible Verse: John 14:27 - YouTube

Easter - Term 5


Week 4 - 8th - 12th May 2023

 Humility about ourselves - John 13:4-7

Love Is Patient And Kind (Scripture Memory Song) - Spencer Family Music - YouTube

Week 5 - 15th - 19th May 2023

The Junior Children have been looking at Humility in ourselves and learning that Love is all forgiving.

 Patience Principle: Proverbs 15:18 - YouTube