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Brenzett Primary School

BrenzettChurch of England Primary School

Collective Worship

The school’s aims, as detailed in our prospectus, are underpinned by a commitment to guiding our children to an understanding of the Christian faith. We aim for them to leave us, having started on a spiritual journey that will enrich their adult lives. This reflects the Christian context in which all our pupils strive to make progress and enjoy forming encouraging and supportive relationships. 

Consequently, the atmosphere of Brenzett is unique, often commented upon by visitors to our school.  Behind this lies the consistent and valued place of Collective Worship as a whole school community. We meet for worship daily as a whole school and are led by all staff members in turn, incorporating the reading of the Bible and a modern song or traditional hymn.  Pupils begin and end these times with words for gathering and sending the school community, often contributing prayers or using the official School Prayer written by the children themselves.

A team of pupils set up and operate all necessary audio visual equipment for Collective Worship, giving them ownership over these special moments in our day and the responsibility of teamwork.  

There are many highpoints in our Worship calendar, such as: Remembrance, Harvest, Christingle and Easter. Weekly Achievement Assemblies reward pupils nominated by staff for their contribution to school life. Whilst not necessarily academic, this provides opportunity for celebration of development of the whole pupil and qualities of Christian character. In addition, we also are very lucky to have individuals who come and run Godly play with the children. This is an opportunity for the children to learn more about the bible and its teachings. 

Any parent has the right to withdraw their child from Collective Worship on religious grounds. Please speak to the Headteacher if you have any questions about this.