Bourne Abbey Church of England Primary Academy

Striving For Excellence, Caring For All In a Loving And Caring Christian Environment.

        Collective Worship

        Collective Worship takes place daily, in many forms, and contributes significantly towards our children’s spiritual development. We understand that time for reflection during Collective Worship, and at other times during the day, is an essential part of developing our children’s spiritual, moral, social, and cultural (SMSC) awareness. Our Collective Worship Council fulfills an important role in our school.  The Council includes one child from each year group and their main aims are:

        • To play an active role in planning, leading and evaluating Collective Worship.
        • To support the development of Bourne Abbey as a Church School


        Collective Worship Council

        When taking on the role of Collective Worship Councillor, the children may be required to; assist in planning Collective Worships, take part in church services, teach other children in their class about Christian topics, create drama sketches of Bible stories and demonstrate Christian values and write extempore prayers. They will also be required to attend meetings with other Collective Worship Councillors to discuss Collective Worships and how these sessions can be made even more exciting and engaging.

        Additional jobs may include:

        • keeping the reflection area tidy
        • writing specific prayers for Collective Worship
        • demonstrating how to live-out our school values
        • feeding back the minutes of Collective Worship Council meetings
        • looking for children who are living-out their Bourne Abbey Primary Academy Christian Values
        • helping staff plan and deliver Collective Worships with a range of activities and tasks

        Collective Worship Council meetings are held monthly and meeting minutes are produced. These are then shared with our school community. Where necessary our Collective Worship Councillors work alongside other groups of pupil voice within school to ensure all flourish.



        During Collective Worship, we ask those children and staff who are happy to share their thoughts, feelings and responses to a Reflection Question to record their ideas on our Padlets. These Reflection Questions are a fantastic way for all members of the school community to share their ideas and feelings. In fact, sharing our responses in this way often creates opportunities for classes to discuss pertinent issues, recap their learning, air their concerns and voice opinions that there wouldn’t normally be time for.


        Collective Worship Council Newsletters

        The Collective Worship Council also produce a newsletter at the end of the Autumn, Spring and Summer Terms. These can be found on the newsletter page of our website.


        A Christian Values Newsletter is also produced and shared with parents and carers and displayed around school at the beginning of each term to ensure that our whole school community are aware of the Christian Value focus and what it means.