Collective worship is an integral part of our school day. Although our worship is expressly Christian in nature, it is presented to be inclusive of students with any faith and no faith. Through worship, students can explore their own beliefs in a practical way and gain understanding and experience of different approaches to worship and prayer. The themes covered in worship link Christian doctrine with British values, PSHE topics and other issues raised in contemporary life and in student's academic subjects.
On most days worship happens as part of Chapter time where students engage with faith and belief as a class. Chapter worship allows opportunities for discussion and debate as well as time to worship in artistic and creative ways. More information about the programme for chapter worship can be found on the Chapter time page of the website.
Once a week we have collective worship as a whole year groups in the main hall. During this time our programme broadly follows the church calendar with special events marking church seasons. An annual memorial service complements the school's pastoral care team in providing our students space to process and mourn bereavement and loss. Worship in the hall is led by Chaplain Letty, students, teachers and guest visitors. Our close connection St. Thomas' church includes the Rev'd Iain Baker coming regularly to school to lead worship.
Reflection Room & Chaplaincy
The reflection room provides a safe space for students to take time out of their busy day. Students can come during breaks and lunchtimes to spend time in a calm atmosphere. The options are open for them to sit quietly or to chat or play a game. At several points during the school year, the room provides a prayer space to supplement the worship programme.
The reflection room also hosts the Explore club where students can discover more about Jesus and themselves through quizzes, games, bible study and fun.