Faith & the Academy


Chaplaincy is central to the life at All Saints’ Academy and champions our Academy vision: 

Where every member of our extended family realises their God-given potential, inspired by John 10:10. Jesus said, “I have come so you may have life in all its fullness.”
- John 10:10

The vision underpins all that we do here at All Saints’ Academy, helping every student and staff member, as well as the wider community regardless of their faith and background, to discover, experience and broaden their spirituality, growing into their God-given potential, to have life in all its fullness.

We are passionate about students being given the opportunity to explore and ask the big questions of life, which the Christian faith both stimulates and satisfies.  Through the wisdom and relevancy of Jesus’ teaching, all students are encouraged to pursue life in all its fullness, living out the Academy’s values of Respect, Love, Service, Reconciliation, Justice and Peace and in turn, building a strong foundation in preparation for all that lies ahead.

The Chaplaincy team plays a significant role in the spiritual oversight of the Academy, helping to lead and facilitate the growth in Christian values in all students, staff and the wider community. 

All Saints’ Academy is founded upon Christian values, which underpin our vision, and in the spirit of Christianity, the Academy welcomes students and families of all faiths and none. 

The Chapel

The Chapel is situated at the heart of the Academy. It stands proud with its unique design and architecture as a place to host regular services and collective worship, whilst also providing a safe and peaceful space for spiritual reflection, quiet time and prayer. It is also used for Catholic Mass and Anglican Eucharist throughout the year. The Chapel is open to everyone regardless of beliefs or religion.

Collective Worship

Collective worship is at the heart of daily life in the Academy. Students engage in daily acts of worship and prayer based on Christian teaching, in tutor time, briefings and assemblies. Students are encouraged to understand their place and contribution in today’s world, whatever their beliefs or background. Every day begins with the Academy prayer, which encompasses the Christian values we want everybody to live out. The act of collective worship is the responsibility of the whole Academy. It is the foundation of our Christian vision and how it should be lived out every day.

Meet the Chaplains

Cecilia Spence – Catholic Lay Chaplain

Matt Round – Anglican Lay Chaplain

Academy Life