Collective worship and Assemblies
Each week, there are two timetabled assemblies for children to come together as a larger group. Within COVID restrictions, we are allowed to have an assembly in person for a maximum of 15 mins whilst inside. If the assembly is planned for longer than this, we will use Teams.
Tuesday morning - Key Stage 1 collective worship
Wednesday morning - Key Stag 2 collective worship
Friday afternoon - whole school celebration assembly
Throughout our assemblies we explore different school values and learning traits, themes, key events/days, religious festivals, different cultures, events in the news, events linked to Jersey. We also celebrate children's achievements.
Education (Jersey) Law 1999 - religious education and collective worship
The following is an extract from Education (Jersey) Law 1999, Revised Edition (January 2014)
Religious education in provided schools
Subject to Article 20, a pupil of compulsory school age in a provided school shall receive religious education in accordance with a syllabus approved by the Minister after consultation with the Religious Education Advisory Council.
Acts of worship in provided schools
(1) Subject to Article 20, a pupil of compulsory school age in a provided school shall attend an act of worship on at least one school day in each week during the school term.
(2) The act of worship shall be broadly Christian in nature, but not distinctive of any particular religious denomination.
[Article 20] Right of parent to withdraw pupil from religious education and acts of worship
(1) A parent of a pupil in a provided school may, on giving notice to the headteacher of the school, withdraw the pupil, either wholly or in part, from religious education or from acts of worship, or both.
(2) Where a headteacher receives notice under paragraph (1), the headteacher shall provide supervision of the pupil during the periods when the pupil would otherwise receive religious education or attend an act of worship.