At St Aelred’s, prayer and worship is central to the life of the school. We come together daily for collective worship as a whole school or in our classes or key stages. Sometimes this is led by grown-ups with children playing an active part but we encourage children to prepare and lead worship for one-another. In worship, we try to engage the senses as well as the mind.

The themes for collective worship vary: we follow the liturgical year; focus on our school’s core values; use our Statements to Live By; or reflect and respond to events in our school community or in the wider world.  We have Mass together in school or in Church to mark key points in the school year and the Church’s year. We regularly invite parent, carers and parishioners to join us for worship.