Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development

Cultural education, religious education and collective worship, promoting British values and citizenship in schools.

  1. Collective worship in schools

    Guidance for local-authority-maintained schools on providing a daily act of collective worship.

  2. Music and Dance Scheme: funding for students

    Financial help with sending your child to a specialist school for young musicians and dancers

  3. National curriculum in England: citizenship programmes of study

    The statutory programmes of study and attainment targets for citizenship at key stages 3 and 4.

  4. Promoting fundamental British values through SMSC

    Departmental advice on promoting basic important British values as part of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development.

  5. Religious education in English schools

    Guidance to support the provision of high-quality religious education (RE) in local-authority-maintained schools.

  6. SMSC requirements for independent schools

    Guidance on how independent schools should support pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development.