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SMSC stands for spiritual, moral, social and cultural development

At Welbeck Academy, the children and their learning are at the very heart of every decision made.  SMSC is at the very heart of all we do at Welbeck and its impact is seen both in and outside of the classroom. We believe strongly in a holistic education for our children, rooted in strong moral values, which will equip them for life in an ever changing society.


At  Welbeck Academy we recognise that the personal development of pupils spiritually, morally, socially and culturally, plays a significant part in their ability to learn and achieve and also to relate fully to the world in which we live.  We therefore aim to provide an education that provides pupils with opportunities to explore and develop:


  • their own values and beliefs whilst respecting the values and beliefs of others
  • their own spiritual awareness, 
  • their own 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
  • the difference between  right and wrong and have the skills necessary to make judgments independently and appropriately.