Our statutory daily act of collective worship is intended to give children a time for reflection. It is Christian in character, embracing wide issues with emphasis on:
- Forming good attitudes towards others
- Fostering healthy self-esteem, honesty and reliability
- Using initiative
- Emphasising self discipline and tolerance
Parents have the right to withdraw their children from Religious Education and Collective Worship. Requests to do so must be made in writing to the Headteacher. However, withdrawal cannot guarantee exclusion from the religious character of the school and the Governors hope that in choosing a church school, parents are thereby committing themselves to their child’s participation in the religious life of the school.
St Anne’s has strong links with the parish church of St Mary the Virgin and other local churches. Clergy and other visitors regularly lead our worship and services in school and the whole school attends services at the parish church to celebrate major Christian festivals. Pupils are actively involved in preparing and leading collective worship and parents and friends of the school are invited to attend throughout the year as well as special services such as whole school Eucharists.