The school’s dedication to collective worship stems from the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Article 1324: The Eucharist is “the source and summit of the Christian life.” We offer collective worship to staff and students as part of our vocation and call to serve God and each other.
Our provision of Collective Worship includes, but is not limited to:
Prayer is a central part of our daily routine. Students are given the opportunity to pray multiple times and in multiple ways, throughout our school day. Each day starts with form time prayer which varies depending on the day, types of form time prayer include: Saint of the week, an open time of intersession, Lectio Divina, house saint prayer, the prayer of St Simon Stock and a Friday Examine.
Every lesson starts with the sign of the cross reminding us all that Christ is at the centre of all we do and as a way of offering each lesson to God. We also say grace at the end of Period 4, before lunch and a Glory Be at the end of every day.
Mass is celebrated every week in our Chapel on a Wednesday. A different form class is invited to partake each week, students from each form are encouraged to take a lead in the Mass by reading, participating in the offertory or contributing in another way. We also hold Masses at the start of every year to welcome new students and welcome back those who haver returned and leavers Masses for the Year 11 & Year 13s. Masses also take place on every Holy Day of Obligation.
Collective Worship Assemblies
Every other week the students are lead though a reflection Assembly by a member of our Senior Leadership Team. They are often based on the Gospel of the Sunday before and gives the students an opportunity to reflect on what the Gospel in telling them but also a chance to come together as a year group and pray for each other and our school community.