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Crigglestone St James
CE Primary Academy

Collective Acts of Worship & Their Lasting Impact

At Crigglestone St James CE Primary Academy we recognise and aim to fulfil our roles as a church school and as a school of the local community. We value our friendship with St James the Great Church, Chapelthorpe and its surrounding community and the whole school worships there termly and undertakes an extensive calendar of community visits to the church throughout the year - which is a source of great pride and reflects the strength of the bond between school, Reverend Kevin and his team.

Whole school collective worship is provided each day in accordance with the principles and values of the Church of England as stated in the Trust Deed. However, we generate opportunities for classes to undertake their own additional acts of worship and we have created extensive opportunities for taking the messages and themes from worship across our daily 'Circle of Life' through reflection, acts of peace and pupil leadership. The lasting impact of worship at St James is just as important as attending our daily acts of worship. Using these teachings helps prepare every one of us for the challenges in the future.

Our daily acts of worship are driven by our vision of readiness for the future and our central belief that service to others is at the heart of the Old and New Testament parables. We draw upon 'The Good Samaritan' as the central, but not exclusive, example of these with our children.

Please download our policy for full information relating to worship in our school.


Religious Education

Please download our policy which clearly outlines our approach to Religious Education in our school. The policy captures the vision-provision-impact philosophy that we apply to all aspects of our 'Circle of Life' curriculum. Our curriculum coverage offers detail relating to content across school.