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Religious Education and Collective Worship

As an Aided Church of England School we enjoy close links with St. Michael & All Angels Church, with the children participating in celebration services at the church throughout the year and the clergy and other church members being fully involved in the life of the school.

 

 The Religious Education we provide conforms to the practices and teachings of the Church of England in accordance with the tradition of the school and the Trust Deed.  However, we also introduce children to the beliefs and values of other world faiths.  The school follows the guidelines within the agreed syllabus of the Blackburn Diocese in its delivery of Religious Education throughout the Foundation Stage, Key Stages 1 and 2. 

We aim to enable children to:

  • Acquire knowledge and understanding of the beliefs and practices within the living church.

  • Develop their spiritual and moral perceptions.

  • Prepare themselves for the opportunities and experiences in later life.

  • Develop a positive self-image and open mind which respects other beliefs and practices in our multi-faith society.

    Collective Worship is organised on a daily basis and takes the form of whole school, key stage or class based worship.

     

    Parents have the right to withdraw their children from Religious Education or Collective Worship, or both.  However, as we are a Church of England School the withdrawal by a parent of their child from formal religious instruction or worship would isolate the pupil from the religious teachings given in the school, and no specific arrangements for withdrawal are made by the teaching staff at the present time.


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