Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)

There are two parts to RSE

There are obvious links with the Science policy and curriculum which covers the parts of the body and changes in the body. This is delivered at an age-appropriate level from Years 1 to 6. 

The school was an early adopter of the Relationships and Health Education guidance and developed a policy in 2019 following consultation with parents and a working group of staff, governors and parents. The policy was initially separate from Sex Education so parents did not confuse the two things, but it has since been combined into one policy. 

More recently in 2023, we have consulted again on moving some aspects of the Sex Education units to Year 4 to cover puberty and menstruation which are recommended to do before changes take place. 

Below you can see the consultation feedback and our current policy for RSE alongside resources and suggested texts that we use.  


Originally this was two policies and has been combined into one policy. Last updated in June 2023, the most recent changes are shown in red. 

SRE 0623 Draft



Schools are expected to consult with parents and carers regarding the RSE Policy. Here you can see the outcome to two consultations in 2019 and 2023. 

Response to the Relationships Education Consultation 2019

Relationships Consultation

Feedback from the consultation with stakeholders in 2019

Sex ed Consultation Feedback and Next Steps


Feedback from the consultation with stakeholders in 2023

Relationships Education

Here you can see the overview for Relationships Education as set out in the policy. We have also highlighted Unit 4 on Families that generates the most questions 

Relationships Education Overview June 2023 (public)


This is the overview for Years 1-6

Unit 4. Families Overview: Vocab, texts and lesson sequences (public)

Unit 4 Families

Vocabulary and Suggested Texts for Unit 4 on Families 

Year 1 - PDW - Who is special to us? (Public)

Year 1 (unit 4)

Year 3 - PDW - What are families like? (Public)

Year 3 (Unit 4)

Sex Education

Here you can see the overview of Sex Education for Years 4, 5 and 6. Nearer the time we will also share the slides/planning for these lessons so parents can make an informed decision on whether they wish their child to take part. 

Sex Education Overview June 2023 (Public)