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Collective Worship

Collective Worship is an important part of the school day, taking time to come together and reflect as a whole school community.  

All schools are required by law to have a daily act of collective worship. In a church school this should be Christian and reflect the Anglican nature of the school. Many schools work with their local church and vicar to plan and deliver collective worship.

In a church school, collective worship should be invitational, inclusive and inspiring.

Derby DBE Guidance

Click button to read DBE guidance on collective worship in schools.

Collective Worship Briefings

The collective worship briefings are a regular opportunity for staff to meet and share ideas on how they structure and run their collective worship.

They are open to any staff who have any involvement in collective worship. This could be collective worship leads, head teachers, teachers, and support staff etc.

Briefings are held online via Zoom from 16:00-17:00 on the dates below:

  • Monday 2 October 2023
  • Tuesday 14 November 2023
  • Tuesday 16 January 2024
  • Monday 5 February 2024
  • Tuesday 5 March 2024
  • Monday 29 April 2024
  • Monday 13 May 2024
  • Tuesday 18 June 2024

The Zoom meeting links, and copies of the resources discussed in the briefings are available on our password-protected page HERE.  Please email to request the password.

Seeing anew

Seeing Anew is an approach to collective worship which takes a careful look at how the practices of collective worship can be formational of all those taking part.  Click on the links below for resources that help to explore this approach.


The Church of England Education Office has developed a series of resources for collective worship which can be used in school or at home.  You can view them HERE.

Information on the seasons of the church year, or liturgical calendar, can be found HERE.

RE Today provide an excellent overview of festivals and significant dates for all faiths HERE.

Website links

You may find the links below useful.  Please note that they are not intended to be used as an “off-the-shelf” solution to delivering daily acts of collective worship in schools.

Derby DBE does not have any responsibility for the content of these sites.

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