Symondsbury Church of England VA Primary School

The Church of England


As a Christian School we like to provide opportunities for our children, staff and parents to reflect and pray outside of collective worship. We therefore provide ‘reflection areas’ in every classroom and in the main reception area. Each cross is made from the children’s handprints showing unity and it reflects our school moto ‘You, me, us, everyone – We are a school that believe we have the power to change the world! As you walk into our school the first thing you will see is our school moto and our whole school reflection prayer space. 


Prayer is an important part of life at Symondsbury C of E Primary School. The children are given a variety of opportunities to write and read prayers as part of school life, including writing prayers to be put in our prayer box and then read out in collective worship. The children explore prayer in different ways such as teaspoons prayers or five finger prayer as you can see below.  

Prayers we say at school

Our School Prayer

Dear Lord,  

Thank you for your love each day, we feel it in our work and play.  

Lead us with your guiding light, to help each other do what’s right.  

Help us all with our 6 Rs, to change the world and reach for the stars! 

 Our Lunchtime Prayer

For what we are about to receive, may the Lord make us truly thankful. 


 Our Lord's Prayer

Our Father in heaven, 

Hallowed be your name, 

Your kingdom come, 

Your will be done, 

On earth as in heaven. 

Give us today our daily bread. 

Forgive us our sins 

as we forgive 

those who sin against us. 

Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. 

For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours 

now and forever.