Invitational, inspirational collective worship is central to the life of the school, allowing children and adults of all faiths and none, to flourish spiritually.
Worship combines our core Christian Values and the liturgical church calendar. There is a daily active worship, held in school which is led either by the Headteacher, Senior Leadership Team, class teacher, an invited speaker or our well established pupil leadership group ‘Young Worship.’
Throughout the year we visit St Ippolyts Church for services, where the staff and pupils value coming together to show our love of one another. Visitors are also invited to some of our worship including members of the clergy. The Vicar of St Ippolyts Church, Rev Ginni Dear, is a regular face in school; she leads Collective Worship with the whole school community where children can experience key elements of the Anglican faith.
Further opportunities for spiritual development through prayer and reflection are built into the curriculum. Each class has a designated reflective area in their class, where pupils may go to throughout the day to say class prayers at lunchtime and end of the school day.
Prayer is an important feature of St Ippolyts School as children are invited, not instructed, to join in with our school prayer or have the opportunity to write their own prayers to be used in Worship.