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Collective Worship

At school, your child will be used to taking part in collective worship every day (they might call it ‘assembly’). This is not the kind of worship that some of you might be have been part of in a religious building.


When in school, we hold daily acts of Collective Worship to help the children come to terms with the world in which they live.  


In church schools this Collective Worship is planned to be:

  • Inclusive: something for children and teachers, of all faiths or of none to be able to join in with;
  • Inspirational: a time in the day to think about the 'big questions' in our lives; an occasion that supports the school community’s spiritual development, creates an opportunity to gather around and reflect on a common theme and ‘feeds’ their inner being; as well as
  • Invitational: in school, children and teachers are invited to pray, think, or reflect, it is the child’s or teachers choice how they respond.


Use the link below to access FREE resources designed to support parents deal with the 'big questions' in delivering home-based acts of worship:

In addition, you might also want to use the following videos as part of quiet reflection, at home:

Acts of collective Christian worship are held daily. We have close links with our parish church, All Saints’, Barrowby. Church Ministers take  worhsip, participate in classroom teaching and regularly visit the school. The children are familiar with our church through end of term services, festivals and carol services   as  well  as  using  the   church  as part   of  their  studies in R.E. and History. They also take part in church events, and services.   Arrangements  for  the  act of  Collective  Worship  and  for Religious Education are made by the school in  accordance with the requirements of the 1944  Education Act and the Education Reform Act 1988

Parents may, if they wish, withdraw their children from the arrangements for worship. Any such requests should be made in writing to the Headteacher


We set very high standards and expectations in terms of behaviour and attitudes at Barrowby School. This is based on respect, politeness and care for other people, and for their property. We aim to  develop self-discipline, hard work, positive attitudes and good manners, to create a happy learning environment.


We believe that praise and encouragement in achievements will foster, nurture and maintain high standards of discipline. On occasion your children will bring home Barrowby School Commendations, Certificates and reward stickers as a tangible acknowledgement of their efforts and achievements.