Children participate in collective worship every day. This may be part of a whole school assembly, an assembly in their own key stage or through class worship. These assemblies relate to the liturgical year, class RE topics and can be linked to the Wednesday Word, a publication which each family takes home every week. Pupils also love organising their own class worship.
We work very closely with Our Lady of Walsingham Parish. Children attend mass at the church numerous times throughout the school year, as well as hosting mass at school. Parents are always warmly invited to attend as well as local parishioners. As well as a mass at the start of each term, a second mass each term reflects the church liturgical year, including All Saints, Ash Wednesday and Ss. Peter and Paul.
Additional whole school celebrations or liturgies include assemblies relating to Harvest, Advent and Mothering Sunday as well as a very reflective Holy Week.
During the Harvest Festival, we celebrate with mass, donate food to local foodbanks and invite the elderly community into school for the children to perform to. The children present a display all about the harvest and then serve them tea and cakes.
Once a year, classes prepare and deliver their own liturgy, with parents being invited to take part.
At different points during the year, pupils are able to visit Westminster Cathedral for special services with other schools across the diocese.
Congratulations to our new faith leaders for the year 2019/20: