Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education (SMSC)


Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education is key to preparing our students for their lives beyond school life and Sixth Form, to help them to become positive citizens and develop a love of lifelong learning and curiosity.

All of the areas of SMSC are woven through the learning in all curriculum areas (see below). Overall, SMSC includes:


  • Imagination and creativity in your learning
  • Reflecting on your experiences
  • Fascination in the world around you
  • Reflecting on your own beliefs and respect for others’


  • Recognising the difference between right and wrong
  • Developing views about ethical and moral issues
  • Understanding the views of others
  • Understanding the consequences of actions


  • Inclusivity and diversity
  • Cooperation
  • Resolving conflicts
  • Fundamental British Values
  • Careers and your life beyond OBA


  • Exploring other cultures
  • Appreciating what we have in common with other cultures
  • Art, literature, film, music, sport and the influence of the internet
  • Enrichment

SMSC in the Curriculum

It would be impossible to list all of the instances of SMSC in each curriculum area, but the below provides a number of examples of the SMSC experiences that students will receive. Please click on each image to expand.