Diocese of Chichester Education

Collective Worship

Part of Psalm 85 from Christianity through Art

Legislation requires that all schools conduct daily acts of Collective Worship. In a church school Collective Worship is a fundamental part of the everyday life of the school and inspiring worship provides the opportunity to foster the spirituality of all members of the school community.  The Diocese has produced guidance for all its church schools on Collective Worship and schools should take note of this guidance when planning Collective Worship, evaluating worship and reviewing the Collective Worship policy. All Governing Bodies need to take account of this guidance and are advised to include this guidance as an agenda item at some point during the academic year.  This guidance can be found in the Member area of the website

All schools should have a Collective Worship policy, which is subject to regular review.

DfE Circular 1/94

Church of England - Inclusive Invitational Inspiring -CW Guidance May 2021

Diocese of Chichester Collective Worship Guidance 2020

Diocese of Chichester Collective Worship Policy Template

Diocese of Chichester Collective Worship Resources Booklet May 2020