Relationships and Sex Education

At Hampstead Parochial School, we aim to prepare our children to grow up as responsible, capable and informed adults.

Our programme of personal, social, health and citizenship education (PSHCE) includes relationship and sex education.

Through a programme of focused teaching in Year 5, we prepare children for the changes that take place during puberty and in Year 6, the children learn about human reproduction in a forum where questions about sexuality and reproduction can be asked and answered simply, honestly and without judgement.

Our school nurse assists the class teacher in the delivery of these sessions.

You can read the full version of our Relationships & Sex Education Policy here.

Before the programme starts in Years 5 and 6, we hold parent information sessions so you can learn about the topics we teach and it gives you an opportunity to ask any questions and raise any issues you deem relevant.

As parents, you are within your rights to withdraw your child/ren from all or part of the Relationships & Sex Education curriculum provided at school, except for those parts included in the statutory National Curriculum for Science, including puberty and reproduction. If you do have any concerns, we encourage you to speak to the Headteacher to discuss them.