The legal framework for collective worship can be found in the Education Act 1996 Part V, Chapter III, sections 385-388. Community schools must provide a pattern of worship that is 'wholly or mainly of a broadly Christian character' – Education Act 1996 Part V, Chapter 3, section 386 (2).

 

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Why is this idea important?

A decent, civilised and moral society should NOT have a mandatory requirement for schools to have a daily session of colelctive worship to some imaginary god figure. The law is also  discriminatory in that it calls for this worship to be wholly or mainly of a broadly Christian character.

The application of religion in schools should be no more than education. Worship is not education but indoctrination.

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