Collective worship in schools

Departmental advice for maintained schools on providing a daily act of collective worship.



This departmental advice is for:

  • headteachers
  • teachers
  • governing bodies of 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.