As a Church of England school, Collective Worship is at the heart of who we are.
Collective Worship at St Matthew's is inclusive, invitational and inspirational.
We offer the opportunity for pupils and adults to grow spiritually through experiences of prayer, stillness, worship and reflection.
We offer opportunities to worship in different ways using music, silence, story, prayer and reflection.
We aim for pupils and adults to appreciate the relevance of faith in today's world.
Our School Christian Values
"You are the light of the world."
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, May 2016). 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 Worship 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.
We have recently reviewed our school prayer to include our school vision and motto. The whole school had the opportunity to contribute ideas for a new school prayer as part of a Whole School Project day. Mrs Jewitt and Fr Philip then collated everyone's ideas to produce our brand new school prayer: