Children participate in Collective Worship assemblies each week as a whole school or in their own key stage. These assemblies relate to the liturgical year and are also closely linked to the Wednesday Word, a publication which each family takes home every week.
Every Wednesday we are also joined by Mrs. Goldsmith who delivers Hymn Practice to the children. The children enthusiastically sing these hymns as part of our school masses and assemblies.
We work very closely with St Bartholomew’s Parish. Children attend mass at least twice a term in school or in Church which parents are warmly invited to attend. As well as a mass at the start of each term, a second mass each term reflects the church liturgical year, including All Saints, Ash Wednesday and Ss. Peter and Paul. Additional whole school celebrations or liturgies include assemblies relating to Harvest, Advent and Mothering Sunday as well as a very colourful May Procession. Once a year, classes prepare and deliver their own mass or liturgy, presided over by our Parish Priest, Father Tim, with Year 3 preparing their mass after they have made their first Holy Communion in the summer term. Classes also visit the Church throughout the year in order to learn more about their faith.