The school’s historic foundation as a Church of England School (Voluntary Controlled) makes it unique amongst Junior Schools in Heanor. We are aware that this heritage brings with it the responsibility to foster an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith and to promote Christian values through the experience offered to all our pupils. We welcome children of all faiths and none, but we value our ongoing links with the church.
Collective Worship is a time when the whole school meet together and share and build on the school’s Christian principles and distinctive Christian character. The core values include faith, love, trust, forgiveness, goodness and friendship. Collective worship is a time for us to develop our spiritual awareness whilst developing a sense of awe and wonder. It is a time to worship God and examine our Christian beliefs The children are shown how to lead a Christian life. In Collective worship we welcome visitors, pray, listen to stories, sing, share our thoughts, feelings and celebrate.
We hold Collective Worship in the afternoon from Monday to Thursday with our Celebration Collective Worship taking place first thing on Friday morning. Each day prayer is an important part of school life. We have a prayer before lunch and during our worship times as well as a final prayer just before the children leave at the end of the day.