Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education

Guidance about teaching personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education in England.

Applies to England



This is for:

  • school leaders
  • school staff

It applies to local-authority-maintained schools.

All schools should make provision for PSHE, drawing on good practice. Schools are also free to include other subjects or topics of their choice in planning and designing their own programme of education.

The current sex and relationships education statutory guidance includes personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE).

Updated statutory guidance will come into effect from September 2020.

The revised curriculum subjects will be:

  • relationships education (primary)
  • relationships and sex education (RSE) (secondary)
  • health education (state-funded primary and secondary)

Read more about the consultation and new statutory guidance.

Updates to this page

Published 11 September 2013
Last updated 13 September 2021 + show all updates
  1. Removed the link to PSHE Association case studies.

  2. Updated details on previous funding, removed outdated details on drug and alcohol education, and added information about changes from September 2020.

  3. Added information about updated statutory guidance for 2020.

  4. First published.

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