All schools are required to have a daily act of collective worship which is broadly Christian in character. St. Martin’s has a planned programme for Collective Acts of Worship based around values, all of which are explored from a Christian viewpoint, and sometimes from the perspective of another faith. Collective Acts of Worship can be whole-school, Key Stage or class based, and may be led by the head teacher, staff members, our school vicar Revd Jan, or visitors including other members of the church community such as “Open the Bible”. Our pupils also plan, organise and lead class worship themselves, so that staff can take a more reflective part in the worship themselves!
Parents and carers do have the right to withdraw their child from acts of worship, and should this be the case, they should make an appointment with the headteacher to discuss alternative arrangements.