St George's Hanover Square

CE Primary School

Working together for the achievement of all.

Religious Education and Collective Worship

Religious Education and Collective Worship

As a church school RE (Religious Education) and Collective Worship are key aspects of life at St George’s. Collective Worship takes place every morning and RE is taught each week in every class.


Collective Worship

During Collective Worship, pupils are taught Biblical values as well as aspects of the Anglican (Christian) faith. Each week there is a new focus or theme which is often based on our school values or a book from the Bible. Collective Worship normally consists of a reading, some teaching, an activity or talk, a song and a prayer.

Every member of the school community attends Collective Worship daily. It is the one time in the day where the whole school community meets together. Collective Worship is led by a variety of people including school staff, the local vicar, pupils and visitors. Once a week we have a ‘Praise and Worship’ assembly where we sing songs and celebrate God’s goodness.

Every Friday we attend Chapel. This is an opportunity for the children to visit their local church and have their worship led by the Rector and Vicar.


Please use the link to download our Collective Worship Policy

Special Events

Besides Collective Worship and RE we hold a number of events which support our church school ethos. These include our values’ days. Parents are invited to breakfast, followed by Collective Worship and then spend time in classes completing activities focused on our school values.


Religious Education

RE lessons at St George’s are engaging and creative. We ensure that pupils participate in drama, dance, art and music to support their learning. We encourage classes to visit places of worship to support the unit of work they are studying or to invite visitors into school to talk. We also try to link our RE teaching with Collective Worship where possible.

To look an an overview of what we teach in Religious Education lessons at St. George’s please look at our curriculum map using the following links.


As a church school, we are inspected under a SIAMS inspection as well as Ofsted. SIAMS (Statutory inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) focuses on four main areas. These are: the distinctive Christian character, Collective worship, Religious Education and Leadership and Management.


The importance of prayer

At St George’s prayer is a vital part of our school day. Pupils pray in Collective Worship at the start of each day, they also pray before lunch (thanking God for their food) and at the end of the day. We also pray at the beginning of whole school events and meetings, committing them to God.