Worship is an important feature in Morpeth All Saints Church of England Aided First School where we meet together daily. As well as celebrating times in the Christian calendar we welcome children from all faiths and recognise world festivals and celebrations e.g., Sukkot, Eid and Diwali.
We welcome the input of visitors to our collective worship times. The rector, vicar and curate of our local benefices lead collective worship regularly both in and out of school. In addition, we invite representatives into school from other Christian faith traditions. Visitors are timetabled for a Tuesday but this can be flexible.
Right to Withdraw
Parents have the right to withdraw their child from any act of worship within the school and are able to do so in writing to the Headteacher. As part of our overall ethos we invite active participation in all aspects of school life and are proud of the fact that it is extremely rare for parents to exercise this right of withdrawal. Pupils who are withdrawn would be appropriately supervised while the collective act of worship takes place.
We endeavour to ensure that collective worship offers equal opportunities to all as set out in the school’s Equal Opportunities Policy.