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"In a church school, collective worship should be inclusive, invitational and inspiring."

The daily act of collective worship is a legal requirement in all church schools. In a Church of England School it should always be Christian worship and it should reflect the traditions of the Church of England, developing learners’ experience and understanding of Anglican traditions and practice.

Worship At St Leonard’s

The Fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. (Galatians 5:22-23) 

At St Leonard’s our collective worship aims to be inspirational, invitational and inclusive. All members of our community are invited to participate and all teachers lead worship. We aim to provide opportunities for all children and adults to develop spiritually, whatever their faith, or no faith.  We live out our vision through daily acts of worship through prayer, song and reflection. Each act of worship has a Bible focus and Christian message, helping our community to understand the Church of England Liturgical year. We celebrate Christian festivals together and provide opportunities for pupils and adults to ponder and reflect on their own personal spirituality.

We have a close partnership with our Parish Church as well as other local churches.  The services led by our clergy are inspirational and spiritually nourishing for both pupils and adults in our school community. Our special “Open the Book” team, from St Leonard’s Church, bring the Bible alive to our younger pupils, encouraging a deeper understanding of their faith.

Click here for Our Open the Book team in action!

Click here for Our Open the Book team leading our pupils through the Stations of the Cross.


 Open the Book - John the Baptist baptises Jesus

Structure and Themes


Monday Whole school worship
Tuesday Singing practice or Canon Anna/ Father Ben
Wednesday Key stage 2 focus, KS1 Thunks
Thursday Early Years and Key Stage 1 worship/ “Open the Book”, Key stage 2 Thunks
Friday Whole school celebration of learning and Fruit of Spirit leaves



Autumn 1 Visit the Fruit of the Spirit and find links with our school personal goals
Autumn 2 Lead up to Christmas
Spring 1 The life of Jesus, including parables  
Spring 2 Lead up to Eastertide
Summer 1 Miracles of Jesus
Summer 2 Pentecost and the commissioning



 Harvest Festival Assembly - September 2023