Our assemblies aim to develop the children’s understanding of spiritual and moral issues. Although they are broadly of a Christian nature they also reflect other religions and beliefs. They are variously led by the Headteacher, the staff, the children and by faith leaders from the local community. Twice a year we visit a local church (at Christmas and Easter). These visits are led by the vicar, but are no different from the usual assemblies that we hold in school.
Whilst it is understood that parents have a right to withdraw their children from Assemblies, Religious Education or Sex Education, the School believes that the provision made in each of these areas is sufficiently sensitive not to offend any particular value system. It is hoped, therefore, that parents will trust the School’s professional judgement and not feel the need to exercise this right. Any parent who might find this problematic should discuss the matter with the Headteacher.