Our approach to teaching about relationships and sex.


We will:

  • Provide a framework in which sensitive discussions can take place
  • Prepare students for puberty, and give them an understanding of sexual development and the importance of health and hygiene
  • Help students develop feelings of self-respect, confidence and empathy
  • Create a positive culture around issues of sexuality and relationships
  • Teach students the correct vocabulary to describe themselves and their bodies


SRE is taught within the personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education curriculum and during tutor time/drop-down days.

Biological aspects of SRE are taught within the science curriculum, and other aspects are included in other subjects (such as RE, if studied).

Students may also receive stand-alone sex education sessions delivered by a trained health professional.

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