Collective worship in schools

Guidance for local-authority-maintained schools on providing a daily act of collective worship.

Applies to England


Collective worship in schools


This is for:

  • headteachers
  • teachers
  • governing bodies of local-authority-maintained schools
  • teacher training institutions
  • faith groups
  • parents

Parents have the right to withdraw their child from the daily act of collective worship if they wish.

Sixth-formers can decide for themselves whether or not to attend, without giving a reason for doing so.

Updates to this page

Published 31 January 1994

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