At Copthorne Prep School, PSHE is a planned programme delivered to all pupils for one lesson per week.  It aims to help children to grow and develop as individuals and as members of groups and communities

  • PSHE addresses real life issues and its importance is recognized by the Copthorne community.  Pastoral issues are discussed within the context of PSHE lessons as and when they arise.
  • PSHE and citizenship help to give pupils the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active, responsible citizens.
  • PSHE gives pupils the opportunity to reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.
  • PSHE ensures that pupils find out about the main political and social institutions that affect their lives and about their responsibilities, rights and duties as individuals and members of communities.
  • PSHE contributes to the pupils’ ability to understand and respect our common humanity, diversity and differences so that they can go on to form the effective, fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning.



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We are expanding to GCSE!

Parents have told us they need a quality senior school alternative, so from September 2021, pupils already at Copthorne or joining in Year 7 will be able to stay with us to Year 11. Our first GCSE exams will take place in 2026. 

Join us at our next Virtual Open Morning or read about our expansion to find out more.