Collective Worship

Our school and the local churches

We link our school with the 'Churches together in Downton' in a variety of ways and recently asked parents for their views on what is important about Downton being a Church of England School.

In particular, the ministers from St Laurence's Church and Downton Baptist Church come into school at least once a week to lead the whole school in Worship. There are whole school services at St Laurence's church to celebrate important dates such as our Leavers' Service.

In RE, several classes visit the churches to look at the buildings, special places within the churches, the churchyard and special artefacts.

We have special Worship to recognise important dates in the church calendar and we are learning about other religions.

Our school and the cathedral

We take up opportunities to participate in a variety of workshops and take part in projects offered to schools by Salisbury Cathedral such as the schools' outreach singing.