St Michael's
C.E. Primary School

Believe, Achieve, Succeed

Collective Worship

St Michael’s CE School is a Church of England school. We have a distinctly Christian ethos, where other faiths are valued, celebrated with mutual respect, consideration, compassion and empathy towards all. Our community is diverse and we encourage everyone to discuss their faith and share festivals throughout the year to celebrate this including our annual Interfaith week.

We have close links with the local church, St Michael’s and All Angels and welcome Rev’d Ruth to school who leads Collective Worship both at school and in church with us.

While our Collective Worship focuses per half term with Christian themes which are linked to the Christian values of our school, links are made to the faiths represented in our community.

Our Values

Our core Christian values have been chosen so that living them in a real way, in the life and work of our school and community, helps everyone to encounter ‘life in all its fullness’.

In collective worship, stories from the big story of the bible, help us to understand why the values are important to us and how they can inspire the way we live our lives.


Biblical texts that underpin our values 


Philippians 4:13

'I can do all things through him who strengthen me'.


John 1:5

‘The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.’



1 Thessalonians 5:18

‘Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is gods will for you.’


Love and Forgiveness

1 Corinthians 13:4-8

‘Love is patient and kind; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth’.


1 John 1:9

‘If we confess our sins, he is just and will forgive us’.



Proverbs 3: 5-6

‘Trust in the lord with all your heart land lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him and he will make your paths straight.’



Hebrews 10:24

‘Let us be concerned for one another, to help one another to show love and to do good.’


Our Scripture 

St Michael’s is a place of learning where all are cared for and supported. The Scripture we chose as a school was one that we wanted to connect and link to the Archangel St Michael and his strength and courage in order that together, as one, we will be strong and show courage in all we do.

Alongside our scripture, our vision for St Michael’s is developed through our daily Collective Worship.


Our vision at St Michael's is: Courage to Flourish in the Love of God.

Our collective worship policy strengthens and supports the Christian identity of our school, reaffirms our values of St Michael’s Church of England Primary School and celebrates the central role that each child plays in their community. Our worship reflects the variety of traditions found in the Church of England and will recognise and follow the Christian liturgical year. The daily Christian act of worship is central to our ethos and is supported by all staff and governors. It makes an important contribution to the overall spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of the whole school community.