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Collective Worship

Collective Worship is a statutory requirement for all schools in England and Wales. However, at Holy Trinity CE Primary School, Collective Worship is so much more than this.  It is a time for our school family to come together, learn together, reflect together, a time for children, staff and visitors to be still, engage and if they feel called to, respond.  It is the heartbeat of our school and it plays a fundamental role in shaping pupils’ character, thinking and actions. 


Collective Worship at Holy Trinity strengthens and supports the distinctive Christian character of our school and reaffirms our core Christian values of Forgiveness, Perseverance and Respect.


Worship reflects the variety of traditions found in the Church of England as well as other Christian traditions, and recognises and follows the Church of England’s liturgical year. The daily act of worship is central to our ethos and is supported by all staff and governors, it is inclusive, invitational and inspiring.


Our school community takes part in Collective Worship on a daily basis as follows:


Monday                     10:15 - 10:30am    Whole school Collective Worship (Head)
Tuesday10:15 - 10:30amKS2 Collective Worship/EYFS and KS1 Class CW
Wednesday10:15 - 10:30am

EYFS/KS1 Collective Worship and KS2 Class Collective Worship or

Rev Jon 

Thursday10:15 - 10:30amWorship through singing
Friday10:15 - 10:30amWhole school Celebration Assembly (Head)


Children leading worship

At Holy Trinity children leading worship is a central part of our routine. We have Spiritual Leaders/Digital Leaders from Year 6 who lead us in prayer and set yearly goals to help live our vision of "Doing good and being happy'.  They are involved in our whole school events at Holy Trinity Church (Harvest, Christmas and Easter) and involved in planning, delivering, monitoring and evaluating collective worship.  In addition to this the children have the following roles:


Before Collective WorshipDuring Collective WorshipAfter Collective Worship

Setting up

The children;

  • Select and set up music
  • Set up technology
  • Put out chairs
  • Prepare the worship table


All children say the welcoming sentence if they wish to.

At the end of worship

The children;

  • Put away equipment and chairs
  • Blow out candles (supervised)


The children;

  • Greet the other children
  • Meet visitors at main entrance (and help them to set up)


The children;

  • Introduce a visitor 
  • Support teachers with music, video clips and PowerPoint slides.
  • Lead worship



The children;

  • Choose music and songs to be sung in worship that link to our value.
  • Write their own prayers to share at the end of worship.
  • Plan and lead their own worship 


All children have opportunities to,

  • Ask and answer questions.
  • Read or say prayers.
  • Reflect and find stillness
  • Leading actions or signing to songs.

Evaluating (2024 Target)

The children will have the opportunity to:

  • Use an Evaluation grid.
  • Work together with Heads Team to look at evaluations and plan the next steps for Collective Worship.
  • Share evaluation findings with Governors and Heads Team.


The children will have the opportunity to:

  • Blow out the candles.
  • Saying closing prayer and closing words.


Worship For Everyone - The Golden Rule (Official Lyric Video)

Our Whole School song for the term

Holy Trinity CofE School Prayer


This is our school,

Let peace and harmony dwell here.

Let the rooms be full of contentment.

Let love abide here.

Love of one another,

Love of life itself,

And love of God.

Let us remember,

That as many hands build a school,

So many hearts make a school.