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Collective Worship


At Ingoldisthorpe Church of England VA Primary School, we aim to provide collective worship everyday that enables all of our family to join together, learn together, reflect together and pray together. Our collective worship is invitational for all children and staff, inspires and is inclusive to all children - everyone is welcome in our worship. 

We all recognise that God guides us in our learning, in our prayer, in our lives and remains forever in our hearts. This Christian distinctiveness is highly valued and as a staff, we enjoy nothing more than sharing our love of God and expanding our knowledge with the children. Our Christian identity is at the heart of our school, our relationships, our learning and is present in everything we do. We live by the lessons and teachings of Jesus and especially of those within the Parable of the Prodigal Son.

In accordance with the 1988 Education Reform Act, we have daily collective worship as a whole school, a class or as smaller groups. Our collective worship schedule was created to follow the Christian calendar of events, to help the children understand the year through Christian celebrations, learn a range of Bible stories along with the moral and ethical teachings within the Bible. All collective worships are led by teachers and all staff are welcome to attend, we also welcome visitors to lead our worship including the Reverend, the local incumbent, Open the Book and other church groups as well as visitors from local charities. 



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Our regular collective worships consist of:

  • Mondays with Mrs Taylor, beginning the week and introducing our hymn of the week,

  • Tuesdays with Mrs Howarth, praising through song and raising our voices in prayer, 

  • Wednesdays with Mrs Dickinson or Mrs MacGowan, continuing our learning with Bible stories, 

  • Thursdays with Mr Gachowicz, completing our learning and consolidating our knowledge of the week,

  • Fridays with Mrs Norman, finishing our week with celebrations and reflections. 

We regularly utilise our local Church, St Michael and All Angels, to "celebrate and be glad" Luke 15: 11-32. We conduct many church services throughout the year enabling more of our local community to join us in celebration, learning and prayer. We welcome our school family to a harvest festival (where we collect food for our local food banks,) Christingle (where we raise awareness and funds for the 

Children's Society,) Easter service (where we praise the gifts of God and the sacrifice of Jesus,) as well as remembrance services and our traditional leavers service for those Y6 moving onto higher learning.

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