RE & Collective Worship

We follow the Pembrokeshire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education 2008 (available on request).  This is broadly Christian in its content although children are encouraged to develop awareness of other main religions through a whole school thematic approach.  Children have the opportunity to learn from varied and broad experiences where they are encouraged to be responsible for their own learning.

Collective worship is an important part of our school life.  This is done through daily, collective worship as a class and/or a whole school community, for all registered pupils during the school day.  Collective worship takes into account the family backgrounds, ages and aptitudes of the pupils involved.

We expect all children to attend assembly.  However, any parent can request that their child is excused from collective worship.  A parent does not have to give reasons.  Pupils who are excused will be supervised by the school.  The school may, in agreement with parents, provide alternative arrangements for worship for one or more pupils that are excused, but is not obliged to do so.

Collective worship is led by teaching staff, local clergy or recognised church workers in the community who visit the school on a regular basis.  Special services to which parents are invited are held throughout the year.