St Aidan’s is a Voluntary Controlled Church of England primary school.
Voluntary Controlled schools are maintained and run by the local authority. They generally have a religious foundation which appoints some of the Governing Body. The local authority employs staff and controls admissions and curriculum; the school’s land and buildings are generally owned by the authority.
We are similar to community schools in that:
An act of collective worship takes place every day. This involves members of the school coming together and participating in prayer (which may be sung in the form of a hymn) or a moment of personal and spiritual reflection. These occasions are used to foster a sense of community and to reinforce the values of the school. Through different themes we reflect a broad spectrum of Christian belief. We would like all children to take part in all school activities but parents have the right to withdraw their children from collective worship if they so wish.
Find our detailed Assembly and Collective Worship Policy in our policies section.