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Collective Worship

In Church of England schools, collective worship reflects the traditions of the Church of England and develops learners' understanding of Anglican traditions and practice. 

Sarum St Paul’s Primary School is a Church of England Voluntary Aided School. Worship is an important part of the school day as it gives us the opportunity to come together as a school community to learn about God and our Christian way of life and to praise God. We consider Collective Worship to be a significant educational activity that both reflects and explores the schools distinctive Christian character and contributes to the academic achievement, personal development and well-being of all learners. Worship celebrates each unique individual member made in the image of God. It enables us to express feelings of respect and concern for ourselves, others, for our local community and our world. Collective worship has the potential to unite the whole school community and to promote the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development for every child.

The School Collective Worship Policy reflects and reinforces the school’s vision and ethos and will demonstrate the partnership between the conduct and content of school worship and the ethos of the whole school based on Christian values of love, truthfulness, forgiveness and perseverance.

Our Collective Worship policy can be read by clicking on this link: Collective Worship Policy 2018/19

Our daily Act of Worship



Whole school worship led by Headteacher or RE lead – Roots and Fruits theme introduced

A lunchtime prayer and end of day prayer and reflection happens on a daily basis.

Once a term, children are given time to reflect on the impact the worship theme has had on them by completing their ‘ Reflection Journals’.



Class worship led by class teachers – reflection on Monday’s worship



Whole school worship led by St Paul’s Church – Roots and Fruits theme explored further

Thursday (termly)


PSHE worship - launch of new JIGSAW theme



Whole school celebration worship led by Headteacher or Key Stage Managers

Roots and Fruits

The school follows the Roots and Fruits scheme, this is a Christian Collective Worship resource for primary schools, designed to support ‘whole school’ worship over. Rooted in Bible teaching, twelve Christian values represent the fruit that grows as the teaching is lived out in every day life. Each term focuses on one value which links with the season of the Church year, an overview can be seen below:



2022/23 - coming soon
  Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
Value Peace          
Opportunities to involve the wider community in worship (at St Paul's Church unless stated otherwise)   KS2 Carol Concert Christingle    

Year 6 Leavers' Celebration (Salisbury Cathedral)

Leavers' Service



  Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
Value Generosity Hope Courage Salvation / Easter Story Community Respecte
  • Loving others as we love ourselves
  • Giving sacrificially
  • Giving cheerfully
  • Caring for creation
  • Giving our time
Opportunities to involve the wider community in worship (at St Paul's Church unless stated otherwise) Harvest Festival KS2 Carol Concert 50 year Anniversary Service Creative Arts Showcase - 'Bringing the community back together again'  

Year 6 Leavers' Celebration (Salisbury Cathedral)

Leavers' Service


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Click on the value to explore more activities and learning 


Here are some of our lockdown Collective Worships from Debbie May: