Collective Worship

At Wensley Fold CE Primary Academy, we recognise and value Collective Worship as the heartbeat of the school enabling pupils and adults to flourish.

It plays a major part in promoting the Christian aims, values, ethos and heritage of our school as expressed in our mission statement. Collective Worship is at the heart of our school life and Governors see it as an essential part of all the pupils’ education. As such, we aim to ensure that it is of a high standard and that visitors to our school may witness the impact of our Christian vision and values in action.

At Wensley Fold CE Primary Academy our Collective Worship includes a daily act of worship and regular services in Church, all of which follow the rites, practice and doctrine of the Church of England.

We see our Collective Worship as an expression of our school’s Christian vision.

Teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom Psalm 90:12

We aim to make Each Day Count through an inclusive and caring environment founded on the teachings and values of Christianity. These are evident through the relationships throughout the school which are based on a clear understanding of Christian values and are reflected in the excellent behaviour and attitudes to learning. Our distinctive Christian nature underpins everything we do.

Our aim is to ensure worship is inclusive, invitational and inspiring.

Worship offers the opportunity, without compulsions, to all pupils and adults to grow spiritually through experiences of prayer, stillness, worship and reflection.

Mrs Pfeiffer is our collective worship leader. Mrs Pfeiffer believes that collective worship is the heartbeat of our school and loves the way in which our whole school worship brings all members of our school community together in a time of stillness and prayer that allows us to pause in our busy days and have a moment with God.  She believes it brings everybody together and strengthens our school values, helping us to make each day count inspired by the bible.

Mrs Pfeiffer has attended various Diocesan training with Blackburn Diocese, including developing a Worship Committee and Godly Play and was delighted when we successfully received the Bishop’s Award for Discipleship in 2018.

Clubs and Committees

 Ethos Committee

 Wellbeing and Mindfulness Club

Worship Calendar

September 2019

St Silas Harvest Service – 10th October

December 2019

Christmas Performances – 16th and 17th December

St Silas Christmas Service – 20th December

April 2020

St Silas Easter Service – 2nd April

July 2020

Blackburn Cathedral Diocesan Mass – Year 6 Leavers

If you have any questions about our Collective Worship, please see Mrs Pfeiffer.

We warmly welcome parents to attend our St Silas Church services throughout the year to join us in celebrating key liturgical highlights. 

Please look on our Facebook page for pictures and videos of events that have happened this year.

Awards and Accreditations

We are delighted to have received the Blackburn Diocesan Bishop’s Award. The purpose of this award is to provide Church Schools with an opportunity to celebrate and be recognised for their distinctive ethos and practice, in line with the Church of England’s vision for education to be ‘Deeply Christian, serving the common good’. 

This is a fantastic achievement which every child contributed to.

Well done!!!!

SIAMS

We are extremely proud to have been judged an excellent church school during our most recent SIAMS inspection under the new Church of England framework for inspection.   

This is a fantastic achievement which every child and staff member contributed to.

Well done!!!!

  • The exceptionally strong leadership of the headteacher has created a vibrant Christian learning community in which every member flourishes. Dedicated staff and highly skilled governors share the Christian and inclusive vision which inspires and directs all aspects of school improvement.
  • Deeply embedded Christian values have an extremely strong impact on pupils’ exemplary behaviour and their remarkably positive attitudes to life and learning.
  • Pupils’ outstanding spiritual and personal development results from the experiences provided through the highly creative curriculum, religious education (RE) and collective worship. 
  • Inclusive, nurturing relationships based on Christian love and hope, inspire all members of the community. They provide the foundations upon which everyone achieves their potential and make the most of their God-given talents.