‘Pupils feel safe and their behaviour is outstanding.’

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Festival Assemblies/Cultural Evening

The assemblies are geared to enable children to understand and respect people from backgrounds other than their own. Our school seeks to do this by: building upon the strengths of different races, cultures and backgrounds: providing for the particular needs of pupils with regard to their linguistic, cultural and historical backgrounds; teaching tolerance and understanding as essential values for life in our world.

Merit certificates are awarded in Friday morning assembly with year groups taking the assembly on rota. During this assembly, classes achieving the best ‘attendance’ and ‘punctuality’ during the previous week are also recognised and The House Team winner is also announced.

The school also celebrates various festivals throughout the year.

Cultural Evening

Parents and members of the community are welcome to attend our assemblies and join us for refreshments afterwards in the Community Room.

Please check termly newsletters for dates of assemblies that you may wish to attend.

COLLECTIVE WORSHIP

The school has been granted whole school determination for collective worship.

Collective worship takes place daily and all pupils of any religion or none may comfortably be present and participate as appropriate. A wide variety of themes are offered for reflection. Pupils are asked to “Pray in your own way”, making collective worship an opportunity for pupils to celebrate the values and achievements of both the school and the community. Under no circumstances will a pupil be asked to accept beliefs which are contrary to their family background.

Parents have a right to withdraw their children from R.E. lessons and Acts of Worship if they so wish. However we have pupils from diverse backgrounds and we try to provide for every pupil when planning acts of worship and religious Education. Our aim is to promote a better understanding of people’s different beliefs and customs, develop self-esteem and foster mutual respect.

This is an important aspect of school life, should you feel the need for more information or any clarification, please come and discuss this with the Head Teacher.