Sex education

Aspects of sex education are introduced to the children at appropriate stages of their development. They may be covered as part of Health Education or as part of the Science curriculum. The subject is always dealt with sensitively and questions are answered honestly and accurately at a level of detail appropriate to the age of the children.

In Years 5 and 6, a specific programme of study is followed and educational videos that are designed for the age group concerned are used. Parents are informed beforehand about the content of the course and can discuss any issues that concern them with us. Any parent has the opportunity to withdraw their child at any stage of the programme of study.

We believe in giving honest answers, allaying fears, pre-empting speculation and in the importance of respecting the moral and ethical issues associated with sex education.