Southborough C of E Primary School

Collective worship
At Southborough Church of England Primary School we celebrate each child’s uniqueness in the eyes of God. We value the importance of spending time with God and working for God.
We embrace the Christian Values of: Compassion, Joy, Perseverance, Hope, Peace and Forgiveness

We provide many opportunities for Christian worship within the school day. Each morning has an act of Christian collective worship. This is led by school staff and by clergy from Christ Church, our partner church, which is situated next door to our school site. Children are encouraged to take a leading part in our worship times and we pride ourselves on joyful singing, time for reflection, Christian teaching from the Bible and opportunities to pray. Children have regular opportunities throughout the school year to celebrate worship in Christchurch and parents are always welcomed to attend these services. These usually take place to celebrate Harvest Festival, Christmas, Easter and the end of the school year in July. Classes take turns to lead collective worship for the whole school and parents are invited to attend these times of worship.

Our collective worship is supported by resources and materials from The Diocese of Rochester Board of Education. Cross Teach, a Christian charity, also lead one collective worship session each week for our Key Stage 2 classes. For more information about Cross teach visit their web site Parents do have a right to withdraw their children from collective worship and if you wish to do this you should contact the Headteacher to discuss this further.