Students development in SMSC is essential in raising standards of attainment for all pupils and developing depth beyond the academic curriculum through questioning, reflection, discussion and evaluating others view points.

What is SMSC?

Nunthorpe Academy believes that SMSC development is an integral part of every lesson taught at the academy and not a tag on to students learning.

To read the SMSC and British Values policy in full please click here: Spiritual, Moral, Social, and Cultural SMSC Policy

The below tables show a flavour of a student’s progressive SMSC development throughout all subjects and year groups at the academy, alongside the themes of British Values:

  • Democracy;
  • Rule of Law;
  • Individual Liberty;
  • Mutual respect
  • Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs.

For more information on how British Values are delivered please see use the following link: British Values


Each individual is unique – Recognising our individual differences

These can be along the dimensions of:

  • Race;
  • Ethnicity;
  • Gender;
  • Sexual orientation;
  • Socio-economic status;
  • Age;
  • Physical abilities;
  • Religious beliefs;
  • political beliefs;
  • or other ideologies.

SMSC Chartermark

In June 2019 we achieved the Silver award. You can find further information about this here: SMSC Chartermark.

To assist your ease in looking for specific subjects they are organised in the following way*:


English Maths


Science Modern Foreign Languages (French, German, Spanish)
Humanities (History, Geography) Computer Science

Open Group

Technology (Product Design, Engineering, Food Technology, Child Development, Health & Social Care) Business Studies
Drama Music
PE Humanities (Psychology, Sociology, Philosophy & Ethics)

* Please also view our Photo Galleries which evidence the substantial amount of work beyond the curriculum which supports our students SMSC and British Values learning.