Weekly Online Assembly from the National Oak Academy

The National Oak Academy have hosted some inspiring assemblies. These are opportunities for us all to come together, hear from some inspirational guest speakers, and to think and talk about wider things affecting us. Find the assemblies here. 

At Whinmoor St Paul’s we see our Collective Worship as a central part of school life. Children and adults engage in Collective Worship each day. This is when we gather together to explore and reflect on Christian Values, stories and teachings. Each half term we focus on a different Christian Value and explore each in a variety of ways.

Collective worship is led by senior leaders, staff, children, clergy and visitors. Children and adults in our school have the opportunity to plan, deliver and evaluate Collective Worship, which is then fed into the improvement cycle.

In addition to Collective Worship, children at Whinmoor St Paul’s are provided with prayer and reflection spaces in school. These calm and peaceful spaces allow children the opportunity to reflect and contemplate the world around them. These are spaces which promote spirituality within the child and give them opportunities to be closer to their God.

These are the Christian Values for 2021/22:
  • Autumn 1 – Friendship and Peace – British Values – Individual Liberty/ Rule of Law
  • Autumn 2 – Community – British Values – Democracy/ Individual Liberty
  • Spring 1 – Thankfulness and Courage – British Values Tolerance / Respect
  • Spring 2 –  Trust – British Values – Respect / Rule of Law
  • Summer 1 – Generosity – British Values- Respect/ Rule of Law
  • Summer 2 – Hope – British Values – Tolerance / Democracy
Whole School and Class Worship Times

Monday –  Worship relating to our Christian Value for the half term KS1 – PM KS2 -PM

Tuesday – AM – Phase worship in classes

Wednesday – AM – Individual class worship in classrooms

Thursday – PM – Singing Worship

Friday – AM – Worship celebrating our school community in phases


Types of Worship and Celebrations at Whinmoor St Paul’s

Armistice Day Commemorations

Harvest Festival

Carol Service

Child Led Worship

Clergy Led Worship