Southborough C of E Primary School

Collective worship

Southborough C of E Primary School has a Christian foundation at its heart. This can be seen explicitly in the teaching and learning across the curriculum and in the authentic Christian worship and ethos of the school. Our foundation is built on the following Christian values which permeate every aspect of life at the school.

Our pupil leadership team, Leading Lights, meet every week to discuss Collective Worship within the school.  They choose music and prayers and play a part in Friday's celebration worship.  They have been reviewing prayer areas and have been involved in writing our school prayer .


The Pattern of Collective Worship

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. 

Each Friday the whole school gathers to celebrate our achievements and recognise how we have used our God given talents.

Classes take turns to lead collective worship . Children have regular opportunities throughout the school year to celebrate worship in Christ Church and parents are always welcomed to attend these services. These take place to celebrate Harvest Festival, Christmas, Easter and the end of the school year in July. 

Our collective worship is supported by resources and materials from The Diocese of Rochester Board of Education.  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.

Christian Values