Worship in Schools

The law requires that schools hold a daily act of worship of broadly Christain character.

Humanists want inclusive school assemblies and are against ‘collective worship’ in school, which excludes and offends many and is a matter of concern to teachers and head teachers, parents and pupils, and many religious people and organisations as well as humanists.

Read more about the British Humanist Association (BHA) campaign for inclusive religious education.

Collective Worship in West Sussex Community Schools

In 2009, West Sussex County Council (WSCC) updated their Guidance on worship in schools. It does not support or encourage inclusive assemblies.

West Sussex Humanists would like to hear from any resident who is concerned about any issue regarding collective worship in their local school. Email your local representative or Andrew Edmondson or make a post in the forum.

You can also email the RE advisor for WSCC Nigel Bloodworth to make your views known.


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