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A Daily Act Of Worship for All Pupils

The legal requirement for Church schools ensures that every child in the school is entitled to an opportunity for daily worship.


“The arrangements for the required collective worship may, in respect of each school day, provide for a single act of worship for all pupils or for separate acts of worship for pupils in different age groups or in different school groups.”


(The School Standards and Framework Act 1998)


The 1996 Education Act gave parents the legal right to withdraw their children from collective worship.  This is upheld under the 1998 Act.


At St Cleopas C of E Primary School, we understand that parents may wish to withdraw their child from the daily act of Collective Worship and we respect this. However, we encourage attendance to develop a deeper understanding and awareness of the Christian ethos of our school.