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Personal, Social, Health and Economics Education is delivered in fortnightly lessons to Years 7 and 8, weekly lessons for Years 9-11 and during Enrichment for the Sixth Form.

The aim is to provide the students with the facts to make their own decisions, to develop the tools and the skills they need to carry out that decision, and the ability to enjoy or cope with the consequences of their decisions and actions. We want our young people to make independent, healthy choices that keep their bodies and minds healthy, safe and thriving. This includes making choices around sleeping, eating, exercise, their online life and digital profiles, positive relationships, sex, alcohol, drugs, vaping, budgeting and saving, parties, festivals and travelling, the world of work, qualifications options, governance, the responsibilities of citizenship, the rule of law, planetary health and sustainability. We also want them to be able to have open, candid conversations with parents before they HAVE to have conversations under more difficult, forced circumstances. They learn research skills, where to go for information and support, communication skills, conflict management, self-awareness, how to help each other, and how to seek help.

The spiral progression of the PSHE programme means that topics are revisited in older years, in more depth, with scenarios progressing in complexity and understanding. Staff volunteer from across the Common Room and topics are often linked across the academic curricula, and timed to coincide with School, National or International events such as Mental Health week, National Careers Week, International Human Rights Day or the International Day of Happiness. We follow closely the national Government guidelines for British Values, Relationship and Sex Education, and Prevent, celebrating and championing diversity, difference and the idea of living on Planet Why?

Latest News

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Around the World in 80 Minutes

The “Around the World in 80 Minutes” Spring Concert was an event of extraordinary scope and execution, so grand that to say it took the audience on a whirlwind global tour would be an understatement.

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Oxford University success for Freya!

Congratulations Freya!

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1st XV Semi Final Success

Semi Final Success for Blundell's 1st XV!

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Carol Service at Exeter Cathedral

The Carol Service in Exeter Cathedral has consistently been a highlight on the school calendar, and this year proved to be no exception.

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Provisional Choral Scholarships from Somerville College, Oxford

A huge congratulations to Jack and Finn for receiving provisional Choral Scholarship from Somerville College, Oxford.

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Foyle Young Poet of the Year

Congratulations to Freya (Y13) who has won the prestigious award for her work!

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Williams Cup 2023

Year 9 took to Haytor on Dartmoor for the 2023 Williams Cup!

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Academic Full Colours

Congratulations to Freya who is the first student of the academic year to be awarded Full Colours.

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First Gold DofE Award of this academic year!

Congratulations to Isobel who has been awarded the first Gold DofE Award of the academic year!

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