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Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development (SMSC)

What is SMSC?

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

SMSC at Wilberfoss C of E Primary School means that:


Social development:

  • I can care about myself and other people

  • I can work with and respect other people


Moral development:

  • I can choose between what is right and wrong

  • I can understand the consequences of my choices and actions


Spiritual development:

  • I can understand what fascinates me and talk about it with others

  • I can ask ‘why’ questions

  • I can see wonder in the world


Cultural development:

  • I can be proud of who I am and where I come from

  • I can learn about and respect other peoples’ cultures

How do we build SMSC into our annual calendar, ensuring that it has a high profile across the whole school as well as through year group curriculum?

smsc calendar at wilberfoss c of e primary.pdf


Want to see SMSC in action at our school? Simply type the following hashtag into Twitter:


As well as the above link, we also have an annual timetable of events that start as a core offering and we build on top of this.