Worship at St. Peter's
Worship at St. Peter's is fundamental in how we live and breathe our unique Christian ethos and our school vision. At St. Peter's, we believe that collective worship helps us to develop our children into empathetic and knowledgeable members of society. Throughout or worship, children lead the journey. Our children are taught bible stories and messages from Jesus that they then use to guide their own reflections. Please take time to read our worship policy that details how we develop all so they may flourish. Our school vision and parable of The Lost Sheep are central to this process. Our school values are used as the bedrock and drawn upon during reflection. We encourage our children to use the language of, I have shown compassion, like Jesus by...
In accordance with our Trust Deed and with statutory requirements, we have a daily act of collective worship that takes place in the school or, on special occasions, in the church. All schools are required to have a daily act of collective worship and in our school that worship is Christian.
Collective worship is placed at the centre of the school’s daily life. Worship is organised on a whole school basis and led by clergy, staff, visitors and the pupils themselves. The process of worship takes place through a variety of media, song, story, drama, art, music and poetry. It takes place through class assemblies as well as adult-led worship time. There are occasions, every week where, our parish priest or our curate will lead worship . By doing this, we hope to create an atmosphere in which children and adults are invited to explore issues for themselves, reflect upon and learn from their own experiences and the experiences of others, develop sensitivity and a sense of wonder and awe about the world of which they are part.
We do not require or pressure children to become worshipping Christians or to take part in any activity that will compromise their own family’s faith or religious or secular belief. The spiritual, social, cultural and moral welfare of all pupils whatever their background is of prime concern to us as a school. However, Christian values are built into our ethos and teaching and are reflected in the cycle of the themes which our daily acts of worship are based upon.
All staff and pupils are invited to take part in collective worship. Although we serve the children and families of our local community, regardless of their religious background, we ask that all attending our school accept and promote our Christian ethos. Parents have the right to withdraw children from assembly, although by choosing us as a Church of England School, we would hope that parents would fully support their child’s inclusion in the whole life of the school.
To withdraw your child from collective worship, please make an appointment to meet with the Headteacher or you may either send a written request by letter to the Headteacher.
Collective Worship Videos
Please find below the link for this week's collective worship. This is a brilliant way for which we can still support our community to flourish and grow. These videos provide support in a time in which normalcy was hard to find.