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Collective Worship

Collective Worship 


Collective worship forms the heart of our schools at The Federated Schools of St Joseph's and is held for 15 minutes at the start of each day.  The Federated Schools of St Joseph's views collective worship is far more than a statutory requirement. It is crucial to the life of our school and helps us build a sense of community cohesion and is fundamental to our pupils’ overall moral, spiritual and broader educational development. Our collective worship allows us to come together as a school/class to reflect the core values and ethos of our school as well as celebrate our individual and collaborative success. 


Monday                  Whole School Liturgy Assembly 

Tuesday                 Class Reflection 

Wednesday            Class Assembly/ Class Mass 

Thursday               Whole School Singing Practice (A range of modern, current songs and traditional Hymns) 

Friday                     Celebration Assembly (Children are awarded Certificates and awards for the week)


Britain is a multicultural and multi-faith society and at St Joseph's we embrace this. As an inclusive school, we welcome families from all religious and non religious backgrounds and our collective worship offers all our pupils the chance to explore and understand the values at the heart of our school from kindness and respect, forgiveness and humility, to gratitude and justice.


At St Joseph's, our collective worship is also an important part of the a Catholic ethos of our schools where we come together to celebrate important events in the Church’s calendar, such as Lent and Advent, as well as the start and end of the academic year. Whether in times of crisis or celebration, the time set aside in the school day for reflection provides everyone with the opportunity to gather and support one another as a community.


All schools are required to offer a Christian act of collective worship every day. Parents can choose to withdraw their children up to 16, and if you’re older you can choose to withdraw yourself. 


The DfE guidance withdrawing pupils from collective worship can be found here.