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Great Missenden Church of England Combined School

An Academy of the Great Learners Trust


Collective Worship

Collective Worship at Great Missenden School

Religious Education is taught following the Bucks Agreed Syllabus guidelines and is intended to give children a sound knowledge of Christianity and other world religions.


Assemblies are held every day for our collective worship, the heart of the school. Assemblies are lively, engaging and full of surprises. There will often be a story, a quiz, a short film presentation or a game requiring audience participation. The children have a wide repertoire of songs, and love to raise the roof, often singing in rounds or harmony.


Monday’s assembly is led by our Vicar, Revd. Rosie Harper. We visit the Church at least once a term for a service in which the children take an active part. Find out more about our local church, St Peter and St Paul, on their website:


Classes take it in turns to prepare and present an assembly to the school and parents. This is usually related to the work being done in class and gives all the children a chance to perform in front of an audience. These occasions are happy and relaxed and enjoyed by all.


What does Collective Worship look like at Great Missenden School?


Collective Worship does not just mean assemblies however - it is embedded in everything that we do in school! Our values are constantly referred to and children are encouraged to reflect upon their learning regularly. 



Assemblies at Great Missenden School:



Rev. Rosie Harper or Elizabeth presents a Christian story and discusses current events.


No Assembly  


Class assemblies for parents to attend, or an assembly focusing on a school value or topical theme.


We alternate between Hymn Practice, raising the roof singing worship songs or current songs linked to our school values, and Pupil/Year Group Led assembly, where classes decide on what to present and how.


The ‘Brilliant Book Assembly’ celebrates and praises the achievements of the children.

Parents have the right to withdraw their child from assemblies; a request in writing is required.

What does Collective Worship mean to us?

Collective Worship News:

Below you will find pictures of special days held at school, interesting assemblies, charity events and church visits that reinforce our Collective Worship ethos at Great Missenden School.

We are SIAMs outstanding! Full report at the bottom of the page

Charity News: 

Total raised for charity last year: £3658.31


Below are the charities we have supported this year so far (do check back as they will be updated regularly): 

Dahlicious Day- we raised a total of £373. 

Poppy Appeal- we raised a total of £411.32.

Save the Children- we raised a total of £856.82.

JustOne Tree- £694.79.


Total raised for charity so far this year: £2335.93