Montrose School


Spiritual, Moral, Social and

Cultural Education


What is SMSC?

SMSC stands for spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.  All schools in England must show how well their pupils develop in SMSC.


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


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


Investigate and moral issues; appreciate diverse viewpoints; participate, volunteer and cooperate; resolve conflict; engage with the fundamental values of British democracy.


Appreciate cultural influences; appreciate the role of Britain's parliamentary system; participate in culture opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.


At Montrose, we recognise that the personal development of pupils, spiritually, morally, socially and culturally plays a significant part in their ability to learn and achieve.  We provide an education that provides children with opportunities to explore and develop their own values and beliefs, spiritual awareness, high standards of personal behaviour, a positive caring attitude towards other people, an understanding of their social and cultural traditions and an appreciation of the diversity and richness of other cultures.  This is embeded throughout all aspects of school life.

The aims of our SMSC education programme are:

  • Ensuring pupils’ education is holistic rather than focussed on purely academic aspects of learning.

  • Providing pupils with a rounded education, including learning how to work and play together, understanding and respecting others’ points of view, respecting and applying rules and understanding why these exist. 

  • Preparing pupils to contribute to society and culture throughout their lives, and enabling them to participate actively and positively in the life of the school, their local community and wider society.

  • Encouraging pupils to value themselves and their unique contributions to their own and others’ lives, and in turn to value and celebrate others and their qualities and abilities.

If school becomes aware of any person on the premises with extreme or radicalised views,

these will be challenged, dealt with accordingly and recorded.

Wigston Lane, Leicester, Leicestershire

0116 2832328