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13 September 2021

Dear Parents/Carers

Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) at The Westminster School

In September 2020, sex and relationships education (SRE) was replaced by compulsory relationships and sex education (RSE). The following became compulsory as part of the curriculum:

  • Relationships education for primary aged children.
  • Relationships and sex education for children of secondary school age.
  • Health education, including mental health, in all state funded schools.

At The Westminster School we have the flexibility to develop a curriculum that’s appropriate for our children and young people. We have been reviewing out RSE curriculum and policy, so we can be sure our provision is appropriate for our pupils based on their age, physical and emotional maturity, their religious and cultural backgrounds and their special educational needs and or disabilities (SEND).

The Department for Education states that relationships and sex education (RSE) is best delivered with cooperation and support from parents. We need your feedback to help us do this. To gather your thoughts, we will be running a virtual drop in session and a face-to-face drop in session.

  • The virtual session will be on 20 September 2021 at 4.30pm over Microsoft Teams. Click here to join the meeting.
  • The face-to-face drop in sessions will take place on 27 September at our ‘Meet the Teacher’ event between 4pm and 6pm.

There is also a Google form ( to complete to collect your views about RSE for your child which will be sent out before the virtual session. In many cases all of the RSE topics are compulsory. Topics related to sex education however, will require your permission.

Please notify us of your attendance at these events via the google form by 17 September. If you would like to discuss any of this information prior to completing the Google form, please contact me at the School.

Thank you for your support.

Yours sincerely

Penelope Cartwright

SEND Teacher