PHSEE and Citizenship help to give pupils the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active, responsible adults.


Pupils are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of their School and communities. In doing so, they learn to recognise their own worth, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning. Pupils actively participate in PSHEE lessons through role-play, questioning, debate and presentations.

They reflect on their own experiences and come to understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. They also find out about the main political and social institutions affecting their lives, and about their responsibilities, rights and duties as individuals and members of society. They learn to understand and respect our common humanity and appreciate diversity and difference, so that they can go on to form effective, fulfilling relationships.

Why Study PSHE at Clifton College? 

PSHEE and Citizenship begins within the family and is developed by the prevailing ethos of the School, as well as by the set curriculum. Our programme of study is complemented by teaching in many departments; by staff in the Health Centre and by the Chaplain; through School and House Assemblies and tutor groups; and by the important role of the Housemasters and Housemistresses, Matrons, and others in pastoral positions.