Diocese of Portsmouth

Collective Worship Policy

Please find below the our policy for Collective Worship in Church Schools approved by the Standards Committee of the Diocesan Board of Education on 20 January 2014.

The Policy includes a Template Policy that schools can adapt and adopt.

Also below is our Collective Worship Observation Form for use by school staff and or governors.

There is also a Collective Worship Resources Guide from the National Society.

Diocesan Collective Worship Policy [updated 2023]

Diocesan Collective Worship Observation Form

Church of England Education Office Collective Worship Guidance 2021

Collective Worship Resources Guide

National Society Guidance on Collective Worship

Questions and Answers asked about Collective Worship

Evaluating Collective Worship

Use these simple ideas to evaluate the impact Worship is having on your pupils. It is quick and produces useful information.

Ideas for evaluating Collective Worship

Collective Worship Observation Form

Ideas for Gathering

Ideas for Engaging

Ideas for Responding

Ideas for Sending


The Good Samaritan - Simple presentation based on a Godly Play script

The Christian's Box - Year 6 work on what it means to be a Christian

Florence Nightingale - Based on the idea of using your talents and we can all be saints

Collective Worship Ideas from September 2011

PLEASE READ Notes for clergy about these Worship Ideas for Primary Schools

The Transfiguration - and into Lent

The Lord’s Prayer - Prayer

Epiphany 2 - Saying Thank you for our Gifts

Christmas - A Story of Christmas Day

Advent - The Mystery of Advent

Advent - The Mystery Power Point

Advent Sunday - The Excitement of Christmas

St John - Trusted to care for Mary from the cross

Remembrance - The Collective Worship planning sheet

Remembrance - As children assemble Power Point

Remembrance - The Powerpoint Story

Remembrance - The Script

St Luke - Said to be careful in his work

Halloween - Idea from Barnabas in Schools

Halloween - Idea from Culham Institute

St Mark - First in some things, why not you? St Mark - Powerpoint for this story

A Story about Matthew the Tax Collector

Matthew 18:21-35, A story about forgiveness

Matthew 21:1-16, The workers in the vineyard

Harvest and Harvest Power point

Matthew 21:33-46, The parable of the tenants