RSHE & Citizenship


The RSHE (Relationships, Sex & Health Education) curriculum is delivered by tutors one hour a fortnight across the academic year. The Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for RSHE and the designated RSHE Champions plan all the units of work in accordance with the statutory guidance, and tutors deliver these.

Over the five years at The Priory School students will study a variety of topics including the family diversity, staying safe, and general health and wellbeing.  They will also examine issues surrounding law and the environment as well as look at wider RSHE topics including basic first aid, sexual health, relationships and diversity.

We also run an off timetable day for Year 9 Sex and Relationships Education. This day focuses on providing students with information on how to keep themselves safe as they enter personal relationships. The topics that students study on this day include Healthy Relationships, STIs, Pregnancy & Childbirth, and Contraception. The issue of ‘consent’ underpins the whole day as students learn about how to conduct healthy adult relationships and ask questions in a safe and informed environment. Year 7 and Year 8 will have citizenship-themed off timetable days introduced in 2020/21 in order to explore topics such as politics and financial management.

We also run a trip to the Houses of Parliament in Year 8. This trip gives students the opportunity to tour the Palace of Westminster, engage in an interactive workshop based on laws and rights and, if the diary permits it, meet the local MP and ask questions about local and national issues. The trip gives the students an insight into how laws are made in our country and impresses upon them the democratic approach that we have.

Sex & Relationships Policy (Sept 2019)

Relationships & Sex Education Parent FAQs


  • Key Stage 3 have drop down days in order to further build on RSHE and Citizenship topics
  • Student Leadership Committee
  • Eco Committee
  • Debating team
  • In order to keep up to date in Citizenship students should ensure that they regularly watch / read / listen to the news
  • Form time topics and assemblies


  • Politics
  • Public Sector jobs including Social Worker, Police Officer and Teacher
  • International Aid / Development Officer
  • Youth Officer
  • Charity Officer


  • Mrs K Southall – Assistant Headteacher