Assemblies, Collective Worship and Religious Education (RE)

Assemblies, Collective Worship and Religious Education (RE)

The school has a programme of daily assemblies.  These are a combination of class, Key Stage and whole school gatherings.  Our assemblies cover a range of themes including: environmental issues, celebrating and sharing achievements, moral issues, personal reflection, famous people, festivals and a variety of topics suggested by the children. These acts of collective worship provide daily opportunity to encourage children to explore questions about meaning and purpose, values and beliefs.  This may take the form of songs, music, drama or dance, readings from religious texts, meditation or prayer.  Parents have the right to withdraw their child from collective worship.  Parents are always very welcome to attend our assemblies.

Religious education is taught mainly through the class lesson including spiritual, moral and cultural (SMCRE) education.  Religious education is taught in accordance with the Buckinghamshire Agreed Syllabus.  This has been established with the agreement of all the main faiths.