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Marton & District C E Aided Primary School

School Lane, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 9HD.

01260 224482

  1. Church & Worship

Collective Worship Policy 23_25

Here at Marton, Collective Worship sows the seeds of a values education and incorporates an SMSC education. We promote the vision and values of our school through the rich Christian tradition of Anglican worship. Our School family gathers together daily for quality time to encounter the love of God and our community.  We Nurture spiritual growth through a window, mirrors and doors approach, facilitating spiritual growth and inviting  the development of prayer and reflection for all members of our school community, providing opportunities for all to participate in worship and GROW spiritually and/or in faith. Collective worship inspires pupils to reflect upon values, know their worth and to faithfully go out into the world in encouragement.

Collective Worship is accessible to all regardless of belief, and whilst it is invitational, Parents and pupils have the right to withdraw from Collective Worship. We would advise parents to discuss this with Mrs Deakin should this option wished to be exercised. 

Please take a moment to complete our Collective Worship Parent Questionnaire here

You can see the more detailed Spring Collective Worship plan here

We have close links with our Churches and often welcome clergy and visitors into school from our church parishes as well as those from the Congleton area.

Every Tuesday we have 'church in school' for Collective Worship.

Families are invited to join us at 10.15am. 


Distinctively Christian in character, Collective worship at Marton and District CE A Primary School is central to the life of the school. It is an affirmation and celebration of our vision, values and ethos where the Trinity lies at its focus.

Securely based on the Bible and teaching of Jesus, Collective Worship develops an understanding of the Christian faith and Anglican practise through appropriate biblical and liturgical content that pupils learn and experience, so they can reflect upon themes within their own lives.

Collective worship is an entitlement to all, is valued and holds high status in our school family. We serve to build understanding, respect and empathy in pupils, preparing them for life in the wider world.

When there is a 5th Sunday in the month,  a United benefice service is held in the school hall. Our church community is special to us and where possible, school is involved in this and contribute to the service.

We love to worship in Marton Church. These are pictures of our Christmas service in Church,  which is always such a great event! 

We were pleased to continue Collective worship via Zoom during Covid times


Each year we pair up with another class to make our Christingles, it's always lovely to see all our children helping each other in preparation for a beautiful, whole school Christingle service.

The year 4 class plan and lead this special worship and we all enjoy a quiet, candlelit time of prayer and reflection.

Ash Wednesday at Marton and District Primary School

Ash Wednesday is a special service where children are invited to receive the ash cross like many Christians across the world. We learn about this special festival in the Christian calendar during this Worship.




Gifts of Nativity Cribs at our united benefice service


We are proud of our strong relationship with our churches and we were delighted to present the gift of a Christmas Nativity Crib to each Church at the beginning of advent 2014 inspired by St Francis!






Welcome Gerry!

It's always great to welcome Gerry who is our link to 'Good Luck School' in Uganda. It is thanks to Gerry that we have formed friends in Uganda and been able to make a difference to communities needing support. We have launched our mission to raise funds for mosquito nets and save lives, as well as supporting the school and the building of latrines for the teachers and pupils.

Easter 2021

To celebrate our termly value of Agape: Hope, we ended the Spring term with a ‘Holy week experience’. It was a wonderful interactive way to experience the story and to reflect upon new beginnings, forgiveness and  hope.

We worked with our Churches to bring enjoyment and reflection to a very busy Maundy Thursday.

Happy Easter!

Goodbye to our Y6 leavers in the prayer garden

As our school prayer garden is finished we bless our Y6 children. Our prayer garden, filled with growing seeds and plants, seemed a fitting place to wish them luck as they grow and move onto their next stage.

Spring 2018 United Benefice Church Service

Working together to create our prayer garden

We are very proud of the children who came to represent their school on a Sunday to talk about Ethos group, our Prayer garden that is under construction and to help Rev'd Arch in conducting this special service.