Although we are a Church of England school, we welcome all children from the local community, whatever their faith. Collective worship takes place daily – in class or as a whole school. On Mondays, there is a whole school worship with the introduction of the focus for the week – these are usually linked to a half termly theme. This is followed up in classes on Wednesdays. On Fridays, parents and carers are invited to join us for our Celebration Worship where we celebrate the children’s achievements over the week, both in school and outside of school hours and thank God for all our gifts. The focus of worship is broadly Christian in character but often deals with general themes linked to personal and social education. Time for prayers and reflection is also built into the curriculum daily.
Where possible, children visit St. Paul’s church for all the major festivals of the Church year. We have links with other local churches and religious visitors often lead worship on Wednesdays.
Children may be withdrawn from assemblies or church visits at their parents’ request. Any parent wishing this request must put it in writing.
We follow the Manchester Diocesan syllabus for religious education. This is aimed at giving children a thorough knowledge of Christianity and a general understanding of the basic beliefs and characteristics of all the major world faiths.