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St Peter's CofE Primary School

"Every Child a Success"

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St Peter's CofE Primary School

"Every Child a Success"


Collective Worship / Assemblies

At St Peters children gather daily for collective worship (assembly). We expect collective worship to be:

  • Inclusive
  • Invitational
  • Inspirational

The organisation of Collective Worship is as follows:

  • Monday - Whole school worship with Mrs Morris, Miss Loveridge or Pupils
  • Tuesday - Class Assembly led by class teacher
  • Wednesday - Key Stage Assembly led by all staff (see rota)
  • Thursday Singing worship with Mrs Cornish and Miss Loveridge
  • Friday - Celebration Assembly


The Collective Worship Team


The Collective Worship Team is a group of Year Six pupils who have responsibility for planning, monitoring and evaluating collective worship as well as overseeing the organisation of assemblies in the hall.  

Members of the team write an application stating why they would like to join the group and what they feel they can offer. the applications are reviewed by the SEnior leaders and children are selected. They then work with mrs Morris to plan the overview of assemblies, choose those which they would like to lead and organise a rota of monitoring. Collective worship leaders liaise with visiting Governors to share their work and discuss their next steps. 


Being a  Collective Worship Leader is a highly valued position for which there are many applicants. However, there are opportunities for all children to lead Collective Worship if they wish to do so and we have enjoyed assemblies led by pupils in other year groups throughout the year. 

What happens in Collective Worship?


Collect worship is varied and that is what makes it interesting to  children with different learning styles. However, there are some key aspects which always remain the same. 


  • We enter is silence as we are aware this is a time of reflection
  • We often listen to music
  • We light 3 candles to mark the beginning of worship time
  • The leader will greet us with the words: 'This is the day that the Lord has made' and we can choose to respond with 'Let us be glad and rejoice in it'
  • There will always be a message in our assembly and we will talk about how this relates to our school vision and values
  • There is a period of reflection
  • There will be  a prayer (often the School Prayer) which we are invited to join in. 
  • To mark the end the leader will say 'Go in peace, go in joy, go in love' and we can choose to say Amen. 
  • We leave silently