St Matthew's Primary School & Nursery

Collective Worship

As a Church of England school, Collective Worship is at the heart of who we are.

We have a daily act of worship, which is highly inclusive.

We also have regular Church services at St Matthew’s to celebrate festivals and special events during the year.

Part of our outstanding distinctiveness as a Church school is our strong link with St Matthew’s Church. For more information about the Church, please visit

The distinctiveness and effectiveness of St Matthew’s as a Church School is Outstanding, as judged by our most recent RE & Collective Worship inspection (Section 48, Dec 2010). The report particularly comments on the strong Christian ethos, our school worship, and the spiritual and moral development of both pupils and staff.

Find out more by reading our Section 48 report.

Parents and visitors are warmly encouraged to attend school mass every Wednesday morning in school and Celebration Assembly every Friday afternoon, where children’s achievements, class work and birthdays are shared and celebrated. At the end of our Celebration Assembly each week, we say our Celebration Assembly prayer together.

This prayer has been a tradition at the school for many years:

Dear God
Help us in our work each day.
Give us concentration so that we may listen,
Understanding so that we may learn,
And peaceful minds so that we may remember.
In your name.