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Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC)

Lead: Mrs Davies

What is SMSC?

SMSC stands for Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development. All schools in England are required to show how well their pupils develop in SMSC and, at West Kirby School and College, we work hard to ensure that SMSC development runs through the heart of everything we do. We actively track and monitor this using 'SMSC Gridmaker'.

Our pupils are offered a wealth of experiences linked to each of these aspects:


Exploring beliefs and experiences; respecting faiths, feelings and values; enjoying learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world; using imagination and creativity and learning about reflection.


Recognising right and wrong; respecting the law; understanding consequences; investigating moral and ethical issues and offering reasoned views.


Using a range of social skills; participating in the local community; appreciating diverse viewpoints; participating, volunteering and cooperating; resolving conflict and engaging with the 'British values' of democracy, the rule of law, liberty, respect and tolerance.


Appreciating cultural influences; appreciating the role of Britain's parliamentary system; participating in culture opportunities and understanding, accepting, respecting and celebrating diversity.

To find out more how our pupils experience SMSC activities please read the document below:


West Kirby School and College, Meols Drive, West Kirby, Wirral, CH48 5DH

0151 632 3201