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Assemblies at Bradley Barton School

During the week at Bradley Barton children access a range of collective acts of worship.

We hold :

  • Whole school assemblies

  • Age phase assemblies,

  • Whole school celebration assemblies (which are run by our pupil leaders and celebrate our learning and values)

  • Celebration Assemblies where parents/carers join us e.g. for awards including Bronze, Silver and Gold House point badges.

  • Singing Assemblies


Values and Aims

At Bradley Barton School collective worship both supports and strengthens what we aim to do in every aspect of school life.   Our caring and restorative ethos, and the value which we place on the development of the whole child; spiritually, morally, socially, culturally and intellectually is reflected in our worship. We value this special time in the school day for the space it gives children to develop a reflective and mindful approach to life and the ability to express their reflections in traditionally religious ways or any other appropriate manner.


Through our collective worship we aim to provide a caring and supporting environment for children to:


  • Become increasingly aware of themselves as individuals and groups within the school local and wider British community


  • Grow in understanding of the feelings of other people in every day situations and those with different beliefs


  • Explore the language which people use to express their feelings


  • Deepen their sense of wonder about the world around them


  • Grow in confidence when making a presentation to the group or whole school


  • Respond freely to religious and/or spiritual stimulus


  • Acknowledge diversity and affirm each person’s life stance, whether it be religious or not


Worship both reflects and nurtures the ethos of the whole school. It encompasses all aspects of school life and all areas of the curriculum so that every member of staff and every pupil may feel involved. In particular school worship here develops the feeling of belonging to a community which is essential for personal development and spiritual growth. Our assembly focus changes to reflect school development plan priorities and includes flexibility to celebrate important religious festivals and reflect on big news events.

Bradley Barton Whole School Assembly Focus


Autumn First Half Term

Autumn Second Half Term


First Half Term

Spring Second Half Term


First Half Term

Summer Second Half Term

Modern British Values


Going for goals



and acceptance

(everyone has a story to tell)







Leadership and responsibility




Christmas and who celebrates it around UK



Tolerance – getting on and falling out





Chinese New Year













What is community?

Eid and Ramadan




Moving on – changes and transitions

Bradley Barton Whole School Friday Assembly Focus


Autumn First Half Term

Autumn Second Half Term


First Half Term

Spring Second Half Term


First Half Term

Summer Second Half Term

Modern British Values


Week 4- Hare- Collaboration


Week5- Sheep-

Going for goals



Week 6- Fox-

Individuality and acceptance


Week 7- hound- Sports



Week 1- Fox- Celebrating festivals (Divali)


Week 1- Hound- What does it mean to be a leader?



Week 3- Hare- Famous leaders


Week 4- Sheep- Responsibility


Week 5- Fox- Christmas around the world


Week 6- Hound- what makes Christmas special


Week 7- Sports leaders


Week 1- Hare- News Years resolutions


Week 2- Sheep-

Resolving problems (could include Anti-bullying Ambassadors)


Week 3- Fox-

Chinese New Year



Week 4- Hound- Buddhism



Week 5- Hare-Celebration linked to SDP



Week 1- Sheep-

Good citizen in school


Week 2- Fox- Being a good citizen out and about


Week 3- Hound- what does it mean to be a British Citizen?


Week 4- Hare- New Beginnings to link to Easter


Week 5- Sheep- Easter


Week 6- Sports leaders


Week 1- Fox- what do people in the community do for us?


Week 2- Hound- what makes our community special?


Week 3- Hare-

Aiming high (goals)


Week 4- Sheep- Ambition


Week 5-Fox- (to be decided based on topical issues)


Week 6- Hound-Celebration linked to SDP



Week 1- Hare- Eid and Ramadan


Week 2- Sheep- (to be decided based on topical issues)


Week 3- Fox- (to be decided based on topical issues)


Week 4- Hound- Changes


Week 5- Hare- Moving on


Week 6- Sheep- Celebration of the year


Week 7- All houses – celebration of houses


Moving on – changes and transitions

Responsibility, Generosity, Peace, Happiness, Patience, Love, Thoughtfulness, Trust, Tolerance, Respect, Co-operation, Equality, Hope, Honesty, Friendship, Understanding, Care, Courage, Resilience, Unity, Appreciation, Freedom.