Under the 1988 Education Act, schools are required to organise daily acts of collective worship of a “broadly Christian character” for all pupils. At Mount Pleasant Lane Primary School we hold daily assemblies including a special assembly each week when we celebrate the children’s achievements. All our assemblies reflect our interpretation of worship as a celebration of all that might be considered “of real worth” for example; justice, beauty, truth, love, peace and integrity. We try to emphasise the human values that are shared by all faiths. Each assembly includes a time for thought and reflection. During the year we celebrate the major religious festivals of the range of faiths, including Christian, reflected in our community.
As an academy the school is required to provide Religious Education in accordance with the locally agreed syllabus, this is the Hertfordshire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education 2017-2022
Religious Education and the daily act of collective worship are kept completely separate in the school. Should parents have any reason for wishing to exclude their children from all or some of these activities please ensure that you discuss your wishes with the Headteacher.