SMSC - Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development


At Montpelier Primary School we are always looking for ways to enhance the children’s Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural education.  We ensure this happens in a variety of ways, including through PSHE and RE lessons, through the art and music curriculum and through wider opportunities across the school day.


At Montpelier Primary School we value SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural) in its role of helping children to build their own set of personal values, showing respect for all groups of people and appreciating their own worth and the worth of others. It also plays an important part in developing lively, enquiring minds which know the difference between right and wrong. We want our children to be responsible citizens of the future, taking their place in a rapidly changing society.

We have an SMSC action plan and a working party consisting of the headteacher, our SMSC lead, our link governor and TAs and teachers. 


Please follow this link to read our SMSC policy.


Please view the PDF below to see the SMSC opportunities in place across the year groups.

Healthy Child Quality Mark


May 2019

We are delight to announce that we have been awarded the Healthy Child Quality Mark (HCQM).

The HCQM is now the established Health, Wellbeing and Citizenship development tool in Plymouth’s Education settings.

School provision, policy and achievement are scrutinised rigorously, using the HCQM Criteria which is made up of a set of challenging minimum standards that have developed over several years, supporting the achievement of many City and National Education, Health and Wellbeing outcomes. 


Below is the opening paragraph taken from the HCQM report -

The following report describes a very positive education, support and care programme that Montpelier Primary School have embedded throughout the whole school. It is clear from the testimony of staff that the school is a fully inclusive, supportive and caring environment where children are encouraged to thrive personally and academically. The welfare of the children, young people and their families are the centre of the school’s provision. Pupils are consulted regarding changes within the school and are encouraged to take up leadership roles. A particular strength of the school is their ongoing commitment to the promotion of physical activity through its curriculum provision, its playtime facilities to its extensive extra-curricular opportunities and its participation in competitive competitions.