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What is SMSC?

SMSC stands for Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural. Take a look at the many ways in which we develop SMSC in our children at Cleobury Mortimer Primary School.

There are many opportunities for pupils to develop their Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural skills in learning both inside and outside the classroom. These combined engaging experiences help to build confident learners that are resilient and have belief that they will make progress. These are memorable learning experiences which apply learning in a real-life context.

As a school, we pride ourselves on our broad and balanced curriculum which allows the children to develop their SMSC skills. The school has also adopted a new RSE and PSHE curriculum which covers six strands of family and Relationships, Health and Well-being, Safety and the Changing Body, Citizenship, Economic Well-Being, and Identity (Year 6 Only). This further develops SMSC throughout the school.

There are Educational Visits throughout the year to local shops, forests, other local schools, nature reserves, museums and places of worship, to name a few, all of which help to develop children as well-rounded citizens.

For lots more SMSC take a look at these areas of the website:

Click here to download our parent Pamphlet on the PREVENT strategy.


Explore beliefs and experience; respect faiths, feelings and values; enjoy learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity; reflect.

At Cleobury Mortimer Primary School we:

  • Take part in the Remembrance Parade around Cleobury Mortimer.
  • Support the local food banks.
  • We have links with a local church who come into school and talk to us in assemblies regularly throughout the year.
  • There are visits to local church and Worcester Cathedral in different year groups.
  • Our Year 6 go to the St. Mary's Sheltered Housing and The Friendship Group to sing Christmas Carols to the local community.

In addition to the RE curriculum based on the Shropshire agreed syllabus, we hold a whole school RE theme week to enhance the curriculum.


Recognise right and wrong; respect the law; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues; offer reasoned views.

At Cleobury Mortimer Primary School:

  • We have a progressive PSHE/RSE curriculum which allows to us to develop our understanding of moral issues throughout our school, the local community and the wider world.
  • In addition to the curriculum, we support Anti-Bullying Week. From learning how to be a kind friend, how to treat others online and to knowing it is everyone’s responsibility to share their worries and concerns.
  •  We understand and talk about all the ways in which we can make our school an eco-friendly place and help save the planet.
  • The PSHE curriculum is supported and enhanced by visitors to lessons such as our local PCSO.


Use a range of social skills; participate in the local community; appreciate diverse viewpoints; participate, volunteer and cooperate; resolve conflict; engage with the ‘British values’ of democracy, the rule of law, liberty, respect and tolerance.

At Cleobury Mortimer Primary School:

  • We have a progressive PSHE/RSE curriculum which allows to us to develop our social skills as the pupils grow through the school.
  • We make links with the local community by parading and singing to the residents of St. Mary's Sheltered Housing and The Friendship Group.
  • We raise money for charity days such as Children in Need and Sport/Comic Relief.

Fox Class - Easter Bonnet Parade

The children made their bonnets at home with their grown ups and then we paraded around St Marys Place, the residents waved, clapped and cheered as we went. It was such a lovely atmosphere and enjoyed by everyone involved.

Christmas Singing in the Local Community