At St Ann’s Church of England Primary School, the daily Act of Worship plays an important part in the overall development of the children. Through this and in the general ethos of the school we seek to promote our mission statement: ‘Always our best for God, each other and ourselves’.
It provides a unique opportunity for the school community to re-affirm its beliefs and ponder questions of profound meaning. It also provides an opportunity to celebrate what is good, to establish common ideals and identify a way of working and living with other human beings that will hopefully influence our children beyond childhood and into their adult years. In accordance with Liverpool Diocesan Guidelines, our school ensures that every child is entitled to an opportunity for daily worship.
Withdrawing Pupils from Collective Worship
The 1996 Education Act gives parents the legal right to withdraw their children from collective worship. This is upheld under the 1998 Act.
As an Anglican school we hold great value in the power of collective worship to formulate, enhance and celebrate the power and wonder of our Christianity Faith. This said, if parents wish to withdraw their child from collective worship we request that the reasons be put in writing and submitted to the Headteacher.