Horsehead Lane, Derbyshire, S44 6XH.
01246 822324


Collective Worship

 To become upstanding members of a diverse and awe inspiring world.   

"With love being the greatest of these, we shalt learn to love thy neighbour as thyself."
Matthew 22:36 - 40







Collective Worship at Bolsover Church of England Junior School is at the heart of our school, it provides our children, staff, governors and visitors with the opportunities to come together as a community. It is a time for us to to come together, to reflect upon our own spirituality, values and place in the world.

The school community recognises the importance of collective worship in the development of children spiritually, morally and culturally.

At our school, collective worship also enables children and staff to give expression to, reaffirm and practice the values of the school – and wider community.


Collective worship at Bolsover Church of England Junior school aims to:

  • Be inspirational and inclusive. It should engage all learners and they should be able to talk about the impact it makes on their relationships and on life in the school
  • Include Biblical material and Christian teaching and this should explore and relate to the schools core Christian values 
  • Have a strong focus on God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit enabling all learners to embark on an understanding of the Trinity 
  • Help all learners to understand Anglican and other Christian traditions found in the UK and worldwide.
  • Challenge all learners of all backgrounds to understand and embark on their own spiritual journey. They should understand the value of Prayer, Reflection and Stillness 
  • Contribute significantly to pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development; by providing all learners with “something more than the obvious, something to wonder at, something to respond to”
  • Be an opportunity to Celebrate and give thanks for achievements within the school, local and international community and occasions of significance, including festivals


Collective worship at Bolsover is an experience that does not offend the integrity of the non-religious or those of different faith.


Collective worship at Bolsover Church of England Junior School gives the whole school community opportunities for:

  • The whole community to celebrate special times in the Christian calendar; 
  • Sharing and experiencing differences; 
  • Developing a culture of learning; 
  • Building a sense of group identity; 
  • Encouraging a sense of personal and social responsibility; 
  • A break from the busyness of life (for stillness and quiet); 
  • Exploring feelings and emotions;
  • Developing inner awareness;
  • Fostering respect and deepening spiritual awareness;
  • Reflecting on the character of God and on the teachings of Christ through Biblical texts;
  • Affirming Christian values and attitudes;
  • Exploring the big questions of life and responding to national events. 


Subject Leader

The subject co-coordinator for Collective Worship in school is Miss Rebecca Howard, who can be contacted on 01246 822324, or via our school email at Our Collective Worship nominated governors are: Ms Pamela Hall and Ms Rachel Gouldthorpe (Reverend Rachel) who can be contacted via the same contacts above.


Subject Policy and Guidance

Collective Worship Policy


Collective Worship Timetable

For more information - check out our sub-pages!

If these do not have the answers that you are looking for then please do not hesitate to get in touch with our Subject Leader for further information desired. 


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This year, our overarching themes in Collective Worship are: 

Term 1a - New Beginnings

Term 1b - Advent

Term 2a - Epiphany 

Term 2b - King of the Jews

Term 3a - Our World

Term 3b - Together


For more information on each overarching theme, our Collective Worship overview can be found here: 

Collective Worship Overview 2022 - 23

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Remembrance Day

At Bolsover Church Of England Junior School, we have been celebrating Remembrance Day and the gift of a peaceful life that all of the service men and women have given to us through their sacrifices.

We will remember them.

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