Religious Observance



At Carrick Knowe, we are proud to be a Rights Respecting School and we regularly celebrate diversity and enjoy learning about many other World Religions, cultures and beliefs.

Our school is supported by our Chaplains, Fiona Mathieson (Carrick Knowe Church) and Jamie Griggs (St Anne’s Church), who play a big part of our Wider Community. They often join us for events such as Harvest and our Remembrance Assembly as well as inviting the whole school to join them at their churches at the end of each term. In addition, they also proudly hold a Community Concert each year in which our pupils showcase their talents for members of the local community.

Dates of all future religious observances have been given below however please note that these dates may be subject to change.

* 10th November 2017 – Remembrance Assembly led by Jamie Griggs

* 22nd December 2017 – Carrick Knowe Church Service led by Fiona Mathieson

* 29th March 2018 – St Anne’s Church Service led by Jamie Griggs

* 28th June 2018 – Carrick Knowe Church Service led by Fiona Mathieson

During religious observance sessions, children who wish to pray will be invited to do so. Alternatively, children may choose to reflect on the content of the assembly in their own personal way if they wish.

Parents who wish to exercise their right to withdraw their child from religious observance should contact the school, in writing, and alternative arrangements will be made in collaboration with parents.

The latest guidance from the Scottish Government can be found by clicking the link below:

Religious Observance / Time For Reflection