Skip to content ↓

Hinchingbrooke School

You are here:


Our rich curriculum and guided reading programme offer opportunities for developing students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural awareness, which allows Hinchingbrooke students to form their own strong identity, a sense of place and purpose, and gives them the confidence to question and discover who they are in the world. It also prepares them to face the exciting challenges that lie ahead in their life. Below explores how SMSC education is offered at Hinchingbrooke:



• We give students the opportunity to explore values and beliefs, including religious beliefs and the way in which they affect peoples’ lives

• We give students the opportunity to understand human feelings and emotions, the way they affect people and how an understanding of them can be helpful

• We encourage students to relate their learning to a wider frame of reference, for example: asking ‘why?’ ‘how?’ and ‘where?’ as well as ‘what?’


• We provide a clear moral code as a basis for behaviour which is promoted consistently through all aspects of the school

• We promote measures to prevent discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age and other criteria

• We encourage students to take responsibility for their actions, for example: respect for property, care of the environment and developing codes of behaviour

• We provide models of moral virtue through literature, humanities, sciences, arts and assemblies


• We foster a strong sense of community with common, inclusive values which ensure that everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, nationality, gender, ability, sexual orientation and religion can flourish

• We help students develop personal qualities which are valued in a society for example: thoughtfulness, kindness, honesty, respect for difference, moral principles, independence, interdependence and self-respect

• We provide a conceptual and linguistic framework within which to understand and debate social issues

• We encourage students to work together co-operatively as part of a community


• We provide opportunities for students to explore their own cultural assumptions and values

• We present authentic accounts of the attitudes, values and traditions of diverse cultures

• We extend students’ knowledge and use of cultural imagery and language, recognising and nurturing particular gifts and talents

• We provide opportunities for students to participate in literature, drama, music, art and crafts-based activities

You can learn more about our curriculum here: Hinchingbrooke School - Curriculum