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Stalbridge Church of England Primary School


SMSC and British Values

Spiritual Moral Social and Cultural development

SMSC development is about developing children and young people to live full active lives as part of their community and into adulthood. 


Spiritual development: beliefs which inform perspective on life including respect for different people's feelings and values. Spiritual does not mean just religious. It is concerned with developing the non material aspects of life, focusing on personal insight, values, meaning and purpose. It is about children having creativity and imagination and a sense of fascination, awe and wonder.

Moral development: the ability to recognise the difference between right and wrong and applying it to our own lives. It is about the choices people make and how they live their life.

Social development: being willing to participate in different social settings, co-operating with others and resolving conflicts effectively, being a part of the local community, relating to adults and learning the skills for successful personal relationships.

Cultural development: understand and appreciate the range of cultural influences that shape our heritage, feeling comfortable in a variety of cultures, valuing cultural diversity and challenging racism is important.



We recognise how important it is to teach the children a strong set of values and understand what it means to be British. Please read our statement for more details.


In May 2022, we celebrated The Queen's Platinum Jubilee. 

We will be celebrating the King’s coronation in May 2023.



Trivia question...


What role does the King play in our democracy?