Collective Worship & Prayer Spaces

Collective Worship in a Church of England school, reflects the Anglican tradition and is collective (open and invitational to all faiths and none) rather than corporate (as you would have in a church where the gathering of people is of one faith).

All children and teaching staff take part in daily Collective Worship which is planned around the school’s chosen values as well as the main celebrations in the Christian calendar. There is, however, always flexibility to consider and reflect on current issues. The values are introduced through key Bible stories. Through Collective Worship, our children are beginning to understand the distinctive features of Anglican practice and the centrality of prayer in worship. Our daily Worship plays a very important part of school life and usually takes place at the end of our school day.

We begin each collective worship with a greeting and response ‘May the Lord be with you’ ‘And also with you’ and light candles.

Prayers are an important part of our collective worship. Pupils also say prayers before lunch and at the end of the day.

To help us with Collective Worship, we welcome visits from the Beverley Minster Clergy Team, who explore bible stories with the children. We end each term with a church service at the Minster that we invite parents and family members to attend. These three services focus on the Christmas Story, Easter and the Year 6 Leavers.

Our School Prayers

Hear are the prayers that we pray each day.

Morning Prayer

Dear God,
Bless us in our school,
Help us to grow,
In love and kindness,
More like Jesus everyday.

Lunchtime Prayer – Foundation Stage and KS1

Thank you for the world so sweet hum hum,
Thank you for the food we eat yum yum,
Thank you for the birds that sing aling aling,
Thank you God for everything.


Bless us Oh Lord as we sit together
Bless the food we eat today,
Bless the hands that made the food
Bless us Oh Lord, Amen.

Afternoon Prayer

God our father, I come to say,
Thank you for your love today.
Thank you for my family,
And all the friends you give to me.
Guard me in the dark of night
And in the morning send your light.

Our Prayer Spaces

Our Prayer Spaces enable all members of our school community to explore life questions, spirituality and faith in a safe, creative and interactive way. Prayer Spaces give children and young people an opportunity to develop skills of personal reflection and to explore prayer in an open, inclusive and safe environment. Our approach purposely allows pupils to make their own meaning and to draw their own conclusions.

Friendship Class Prayer Spaces

Children have time to reflect, engage and respond.