Cleadon Church of England Academy

Worship in School


The daily act of Collective Worship at Cleadon Church of England Academy plays a central role in our life and work. It offers important opportunities to strengthen our sense of community, belonging and inclusiveness and to reinforce the respect and care we have for each other.

Through Collective Worship we make a significant contribution to the religious, spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of those present. Reverend Vernon Cuthbert and Reverend Marie Beard come into school each Monday to lead collective worship. We also welcome speakers from other churches or organisations to join us. For example, the Salvation Army, Dr. Barnardos, LEPRA.At important times in the church calendar parents and friends are invited to join us for services in the church or in school.

Our daily acts of collective worship are planned to give everyone a variety of experiences to develop spirituality through reflection as well an understanding of Christianity and aspects of other faiths and cultures. They enable us to reflect on and respond to things which we as a school community believe are important in preparing children to be responsible citizens now and in the future. The experiences include involving children in sharing relevant stories and current events, (Biblical, moral, multi-cultural, multi-faith or topical); Guided Imagery, Images, Drama Poetry, Music, Audio Visual, and Singing.

All children take an active role in the planning, delivery and evaluation of our Collective Worship in School. Classes regularly lead worship and invite their families to share this with them.