Veryan Church Of England Primary School

Collective Worship

We have a daily act of worship which takes place in a classroom or in the Church. This worship plays a key role in our daily lives and has a clear impact upon the spirituality of all people at our school. It is a time to come together in order to give thanks and praise, reflect and, celebrate and speak to God. A weekly rota is produced each half-term to show who is leading worship and the foci which reflect the Christian value, a MAT theme, Bible stories and teaching (particularly form Proverbs).
The July 2016 Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist schools (SIAMS) judged Collective Worship to be good and states it, “ is regularly planned around the core Christian values and its structure places greater emphasis on providing opportunities for children to develop their spirituality through reflection and prayer.”
On Monday, Wednesday and Thursday we have collective worship after our lunchtime break as a time for quiet reflection together as a school or class. On a Tuesday Collective Worships are classroom bases and take place at a time that suits each individual class. On a Friday our Collective Worship takes place in the local Church. Many members of the community, parents/carers, often join us and an Open the Book Team delivers a Bible story once a month. Celebration of children’s achievements also take place during this worship. The short service was written by our year 6 worship team who worked alongside the MAT RE champion. The order of service is led by the children and reflects Anglican liturgy as well as the children’s views and understanding of the role of faith in their school and the world around them.


Veryan CofE Primary School, Veryan, Truro, Cornwall, TR2 5QA
01872 501431