Religious Affiliation

The school has no affiliation with a particular religion or religious denomination. Religious education is provided in keeping with DfE regulations. Parents are reminded that they have the right to withdraw their child from religious education should they so wish.

Whole school assemblies regularly include aspects of collective worship. Parents are reminded that they may withdraw their child from these assemblies.

Collective worship is a time when the whole school, or groups within the school meet together in order to consider and reflect on common concerns, issues and interests. It offers all students an opportunity to worship through engaging in relevant, meaningful experiences and provides opportunities for the students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

We strive to provide a meaningful framework for worship that will include people of all faiths and none.   Collective worship will include reflection and promotion of values that are common to many faiths and to non-religious belief systems.

The school recognises that the law requires that worship should be ‘wholly or mainly of a broadly Christian character’ and not distinctive of any particular Christian denomination.  However, we also recognise that our school is a community of people of many faiths and none.