Social, Moral, Spiritual, Cultural, Mental (SMSC)


The SMSC (spiritual, moral, cultural and social) curriculum can be described as the “hidden curriculum”. It is all the things that we do in school to build upon children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding, thoughts and experiences.  It is not taught as a standalone lesson, instead it runs through Religious Education, Physical Education, Wellbeing and part of the ethos of our school, which children experience on a daily basis. SMSC is highlighted by the government as a key means of promoting British values and creating well rounded individuals, who can contribute towards a modern Britain.

At Chipstead Valley Primary School, Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural (SMSC) development underpins all aspects of our broad and balanced curriculum, therefore, enabling children to develop the skills and attitudes encapsulated in our vision and core threads. Our vision for SMSC is to raise the aspirations of our children, by nurturing a passion for learning, enriching their learning experiences, providing the knowledge and skills they need to be successful in adult life, and enabling them to secure outcomes, which exceed their expectations.