Collective Worship

Collective worship at William Gilbert is the ‘heartbeat’ of our school, signalling the life, energy and Christian spirit of the school.

Worship is also a ‘time to breathe’; a time when all can come together to find a space, silence and stillness to reflect upon our own spirituality, values and place in the world. Collective worship is a significant, valued and sacred time in the life of William Gilbert School.

Our worship is led by many different groups of people or individuals. KS2 children lead their own classes in an act of weekly worship and lead their department every week as a collective group.

Collective worship gives the whole school community the opportunity to:

  • Engage in an act of community.
  • Express praise and thanksgiving to God.
  • Reflect on the character of God and on the teachings of Christ through Biblical texts.
  • Affirm Christian values and attitudes.
  • Celebrate special times in the Christian calendar.
  • Experience and respond to Anglican traditions and practices.
  • Explore the big questions of life and respond to national events.
  • Foster respect and deepen spiritual awareness.
  • Be still and reflect.

Collective Worship is timetabled accordingly:

MondayTeacher LedRev Dr HughesFS2 and Year1Year2- Year6
TuesdayTeacher LedChild Led in own year groupKS1KS2
WednesdayOpen The BookKS2 Led worshipsNursery/FS2/KS1  KS2
ThursdayWorship through singingKS1KS2
FridayTeacher Led worshipWhole School(FS introduced as appropriate)