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Collective Worship

Assemblies for collective Christian worship are held daily. We have close links with our parish church, All Saints’, Barrowby. Church Ministers take  assemblies, 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


Assemblies are also an opportunity to celebrate our children's work and achievements in all areas of their lives. 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.  Commendations are presented in our Friday assemblies.We encourage children to collate these rewards at home in a file or book as a record of their achievements within their primary school years. Such a record might also include, for instance, swimming, gymnastics, football and cycling proficiency certificates gained.


Parents are invited a Class Assembly each year, and to a Leavers' Assembly when their child is in Year 6.