Christian Faith

Pupils and teacher outside

In common with most Church schools, a daily act of collective worship is fundamental to the organisation of St Andrew the Apostle School. Assemblies are held for the whole school twice a week and in tutor or year groups on the remaining days. We will actively encourage an understanding and respect for all faiths and our assemblies will draw on the musical and choral traditions of many Christian churches; supporting our students as they develop into respectful and well-educated young people.

The St Andrew the Apostle School Prayer:

We bless you our most high God and Lord of mercy.
We pray that you would bless each one of us this day.
Give us inquiring minds and discerning hearts.
Give us courage to persevere in all we undertake.
Give us the gift of joy and wonder in all things.
Give us laughter and love to share with others.
Give us protection and safety in all that we do.
And give us sure and certain knowledge of your unfailing love.
Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
Both now and forever and to the ages of ages.

As part of tutor time and assemblies each week, students explore values and themes and celebrate key dates. Please see our Autumn term schedule below:

Autumn Term 

Week beginning

School value and theme

Autumn 1:



Key date

5th September



New beginnings

5th September – International Day of Charity

6th September – National Read a Book Day

12th September


The value of democracy

8th September Nativity of the Mother of God

Sexual Health Week

19th September


The value of peace in our communities and the world

14th September Exaltation of the Holy Cross

19th Youth Mental Health Day

26th September


The value of other languages

 What is the Orthodox Church?

26th-European Day of Language

Bike to School Week

3rd October


The value of animals

Gospel according to Luke

Black History Month

7th- National Poetry Day

10th October


Black Lives Matter

The Power of Prayer

Black History Month

17th October


The value of letting go

 St Demetrius 26th Oct

17th: International Day for the eradication of Poverty

31st October


The value of helping those less fortunate than ourselves

1st November – All Saints Day (Western Christianity)

Stress Awareness Week

7th November



The value of telling the truth

11th November – Remembrance Sunday/Day

13th November – World Kindness Day

10th November - World Children's Day 

14th November


The value of honouring the sacrifice of others

Anti-Bullying Week – 14th –18th Nov.

21st November


The value of all humans as important

21st Nov - Entrance of the Mother of God into the Temple

29th November – Advent begins (E.O)

25th November - White Ribbon Day

28th November


The value of starting again

30th November – St Andrew’s Day

2nd: International Day for the abolition of Slavery

5th December


The value of making good decisions

Feast Day of St Nicholas

5th: International Day of persons with disabilities

12th December


The value of equality – helping the needy at Christmas

25th December - Christmas

12th: International Health Coverage Day