Collective Worship and Assemblies

By law, Collective Worship is a daily event in school in normal circumstances. It is a short opportunity for pupils to consider their own values and benefits. Worship has to be broadly Christian, but may draw upon teachings of other religions. Parents have the right to withdraw their children from collective worship. If you would like to know more, please contact the Headteacher. Collective Worship is distinct from assembly, but the two are often combined and children (and staff) talk about assembly rather than collective worship.

Assemblies are occasions when children and staff get together to exchange information, celebrate successes and consider the school’s values and expectations.

The classes take turns to present the Thursday afternoon assembly and invite their parents. Details are given in the Briary Bulletins and Newsletters.

It’s also a chance for the whole school to get together and think about others, especially when they are raising funds for good causes such as Red Nose Day, Sport Relief, MacMillan, Operation Christmas Child etc., as a school we choose which charities we support each year.

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