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St Swithun's Church of England Primary Academy

Valuing individuals, aspiring and achieving together in faith

Collective Worship

St Swithun’s C of E Primary Academy’s Vision           



Love bears all things - regardless of what we need to face

Believes all things - looks for the best in every individual

Hopes all things - stays strong in belief during difficult times

Endures all things - through every circumstance

1 Corinthians 13:7


Collective Worship

Worship forms a very special part of daily life in school, whether we gather together as a whole school family or spend time together in our classes or Key Stages. It is a time to learn from Bible stories and events, share an understanding of God’s love and relate the Gospel message and its values to our everyday lives. It is also a time for prayer and reflection and an opportunity to refer to current world-wide events or issues which may, or may not, affect our lives.

We believe that it is important to develop core values by which to live and moral standards that build children's character, spiritual awareness and self-esteem.



Our Core Gospel Values for 2023-24

Thankfulness, Trust, Perseverance, Justice, Truthfulness & Service

rooted firmly in Love



        Our Strategic Aims 

                                                                                Love bears all things

To teach our children to develop empathy and compassion with a love that never gives up on others and seeks Justice in the world


Love believes all things

To teach our children to trust in others and to search for the truth with the courage to be honest


Love hopes all things

To teach our children to know that God has a plan for each of us and to trust and respect one another, knowing that everyone has a uniquely valuable role to fulfil


        Love endures all things

To empower our children to face challenges with resilience and to nurture a community build on honest reflection, repentance and forgiveness


While these gifts are inclusive of human values, we anchor them into the Christian faith by relating them to the Bible through stories, readings, reflection and prayer.


Character Curriculum

Lent Challenge ‘Look after yourself and the world!’ 24 Acts for 40 Days

During Worship time we suggest a coloured cloth, appropriate to the season of the church year. Ths is used to create the sacred space for worship.