In keeping with its Voluntary Aided status, collective worship is seen as having an important and central place in the life of the academy community. The collective worship is wholly Christian in nature, with occasional references being made to major festivals of other world Faiths.
Collective Worship is central to the implementation of the academy’s Mission Statement ‘Excellence and Enjoyment in education, with Christianity at the core,’ and the aims of the academy.
To reflect our academy values collective worship runs on a thematic basis. We have an umbrella theme running over each half term, taken directly from our school values, and a weekly theme which reflects religious festivals, current world events or is seasonal. We receive visitors into collective worship on a weekly basis, and classes perform class assemblies twice a year to celebrate their work in front of their peers and parents.
A Collective Voice
Collective Worship forms a regular and important part of daily life here at Lisle Marsden. We have a group of pupils who work with staff and clergy on issues surrounding collective worship. The pupils help to set themes, choose songs, arrange pupil involvement and create displays which reflect the Christian values of our academy.