Religious Education & Collective Worship

Religious Education and Collective Worship are both compulsory within the National Curriculum. Although Lingfield Primary School is a non-church school, it is important to promote pupils well-being, spiritual, moral and cultural development.  The act of daily collective worship is broadly of Christian character and takes into account the main Christian festivals throughout the year. However, the acts of collective worship do also take into consideration the beliefs and practises of other faiths.

We have an assembly and Collective Worship schedule throughout the school. The children attend whole school assemblies twice a week, one of which is a celebration assembly to acknowledge the specific achievements, from the pupils, throughout the week. The children also participate in a singing assembly. Daily collective worship forms a key part in each of these assemblies. In addition to this, there are planned opportunities in class for the children to reflect in the form of a Collective Worship. These follow a specific theme and the children are encouraged to reflect as a class. At Lingfield, we have strong links with the local community. We make use of the local church and our vicar, who is also a member of the Governing Body, delivers themed assemblies to the children.

A programme of study for Religious Education, based on the Surrey Agreed Syllabus, is delivered to all children regardless of their religious background or representation. Parents may withdraw their children from the teaching of Religious Education and Collective Worship on the grounds of religious belief. These children will participate in another form of learning during this time.  We feel strongly that every child should have the opportunity to access the full curriculum, however , if parents do have any concerns, then they should raise this with the Head Teacher in the first instance.