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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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Devizes to Westminster 2022

This Easter, three crews from the Blundell’s Kayak Racing Squad were able to take part in the world famous Devizes to Westminster canoe race.

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Brilliant Blundellians

We have had a great deal of success in our Sciences this term, with many pupils achieving high in a number of national challenges.

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Two pupils awarded the Blundell’s White Blazer

White blazers are awarded to pupils who achieve Full Colours in three areas of the school.

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Blundell's fundraising activities

All four of our school charities provide us with excellent examples of what it means to care for others in practical ways and we are privileged to partner with them and learn from them.

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Blundell's in Space Spring Concert

Wednesday 16 Feb saw the extraordinary Blundell’s in Space Concert.

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Pupil Profile: Molly

Blundell’s pupil wins a place at Cambridge University to study Law.

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The Exeter Chiefs England Rugby Academy

Congratulations to Dan, Ben and Will who have been selected for the Exeter Chiefs DPP U18 Academy Programme. It's great to see our strong connections with Exeter Chiefs continue.

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Pupil Profile: Kabir

Blundell’s pupil wins a place at USA Ivy League University Dartmouth College

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Exeter Cathedral Carol Service

The carol service in Exeter Cathedral is always one of the highlights of the school calendar and this year certainly did not disappoint.

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