Collective Worship (Assembly)

Collective Worship [often referred to as School Assembly] is legally required to take place every school day and ‘shall be wholly or mainly of a broadly Christian character’ (1988 Education Act).


It is generally accepted that Collective Worship should provide pupils with space for reflection and/or should be evocative and challenging. In the SPCMAT Schools, Collective Worship is a key feature of each school day.  In Collective Worship we explore a range of different ‘themes’ which help our children to understand and appreciate the diverse nature of the world in which we live. These themes are detailed below in the Values for Life Rolling Programme pdf.


In our Collective Worship sessions , through a combination of words, still and moving images, sound, active participation from pupils and well- chosen moments of silence and contemplation we make a unique contribution to  pupils’ spiritual and moral development and more generally to a positive school ethos.