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Collective Worship

Parents have the right to withdraw their child from the daily act of collective worship if they wish.  
 

At Cookley School, Collective Acts of Worship are Christian and reflect the traditions of Christian belief without being distinctive of any particular denomination.  Some of our assemblies are delivered by visitors from local churches or organisations.

’All maintained schools must provide religious education and daily collective worship for all registered pupils and promote their spiritual, moral and cultural development.
Local agreed RE syllabuses for county schools and equivalent grant-maintained schools must in future reflect the fact that religious traditions in the country are in the main Christian whilst taking account of the teaching and practices of other principal religions. Syllabuses must be periodically reviewed.
Collective worship in county schools and equivalent grant-maintained schools must be wholly or mainly of a broadly Christian character, though not distinctive of any particular Christian denomination.
The parental right of withdrawal from RE and collective worship and the safeguards for teachers are unchanged.
Local bodies advise on RE and collective worship and recommend new RE syllabuses. They represent faith groups, teachers, the·LEA and grant-maintained schools.
Information and inspection requirements apply to RE and collective worship‘.

Circular number 1/94 Religious Education and Collective Worship

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