At Kildwick CE Primary School, the daily act of Collective Worship is highly valued and every effort is made to ensure that all children and staff take part in a high quality and meaningful experience offering a spiritual encounter with an inclusive Christian and educational context.

This Collective Worship policy reflects the law (i.e. the requirements of the 1988 Education Reform Act) and the ethos of the school’s Instrument of Government which states:

‘Kildwick Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School is a school designated as one having a religious character and whose ethos is derived from a Church of England Foundation. Recognising its historic foundation, the school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church and in partnership with the Church at parish and diocesan level. The school aims to serve its community by providing education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers all its pupils.’

Under law, Collective Worship is not designated curriculum time and will not be subsumed under any part of the curriculum. It will be distinctive and identifiable to meet the legal requirements.

Under no circumstances will pupils be asked to accept beliefs, which are contrary to their family background.