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St Richard's

Church of England First School

Collective Worship at St Richard's

St Richard's recognises the importance of Collective Worship and provides high quality every day. Our acts of Collective Worship help to build a strength in the school community and develops learners' understanding of Christian traditions and practice. There is flexibility and inclusivity in our collective worship to enable all pupils to participate without compromising their beliefs.



Collective worship gives pupils and school staff the opportunity to:

  • Engage in an act of community.
  • Express praise and thanksgiving to God.
  • Be still and reflect.
  • Explore the big questions of life and respond to national events.
  • Foster respect and deepen spiritual awareness.
  • Reflect on the character of God and on the teachings of Christ.
  • Affirm Christian values and attitudes.
  • Share each other’s joys and challenges.
  • Celebrate special times in the Christian calendar.


Monday - Whole School Collective Worship

Tuesday - Class Collective Worship

Wednesday - Key Stage Collective Worship (KS1 in morning and Ks2 in afternoon)

Thursday - Key Stage Collective Worship (KS1 in morning and Ks2 in afternoon)

Friday - Achievement Collective Worship (parents invited)


Children lead worship by acting out bible stories, supporting with bible and prayer readings and deciding on themes and ideas.


We welcome visits from members of St Peter's church, various charities, African Vision Malawi and many others who lead worship.


We visit St Peter's church for whole school community worship at Harvest, Christmas, Easter and the end of the school year.


Examples of worship


- Reverend Andy Smith from St Peter's

- Heather Palmer from African Vision Malawi to share updates on our partner school in Kambaluree

- NSPCC - Speak Out Stay Safe

- What is the Trinity?

- Harvest 

- Anti bullying week

- Whole School Vision

- Value of the term

- Joseph Coelho - Author visit

- Helen Mortimer - Author visit

- Author of the term worships

- Advent

- Christingle