Cultural Development


Cultural Development is defined as the accumulation of knowledge, behaviours, and skills that a student can draw upon and which demonstrates their cultural awareness, knowledge and competence; it is one of the key ingredients a student will draw upon to be successful in society, their career and the world of work. At Slough and Eton, we build our students’ aspirations and expose them to a range of experiences to helps them achieve goals and become successful. We ensure they are supported to be the best they can be within our ever changing and diverse society that ensures everyone has an equal opportunity to live, learn, and achieve.

We recognise that for students to aspire and be successful academically and in the wider areas of their lives, they need to be given rich and sustained opportunities to develop their cultural capital. We do this in many ways, for example, through our curriculum, extra-curricular activities, trips and visits and careers activities. There are six key areas of development that are interrelated and contribute to building a student’s cultural capital:

  • Personal development
  • Social development
  • Physical development
  • Spiritual development
  • Moral development
  • Cultural development

Personal development

Physical development

Social development

  • Personal Finance Education; 
  • Employability skills,  
  • Personal, Social and Health Education curriculum; 
  • The school’s wider pastoral framework; 
  • Transition support and induction; 
  • Work to develop confidence e.g., public speaking clubs and interview skills workshops;
  • Activities focused on building self-esteem;
  • Mental Health & well-being provision - Personalised Learning Zone;
  • Form Time curriculum;
  • PHSEE curriculum; 
  • Form time curriculum; 
  • Charity work and House fundraising activities; 
  • Student Voice – Student council 
  • Access to counselling; 
  • House competitions; 
  • Health education-RSE
  • Physical Education curriculum;
  • Healthy Eating policies and catering provision;
  • Anti-bullying and safeguarding policies and strategies;
  • Extra-curricular provision




  • The Religious Education/Ethics and Philosophy Curriculum; 
  • Our collective acts of worship and reflection; 
  • Support for the expression of individual faiths; 
  • School-linking activities – locally, nationally and internationally; 
  • Collective worship programme
  • Archbishop of York YLA


  • The Religious Education/Ethics and Philosophy Curriculum; 
  • Behaviour Management policies; 
  • Contributions to local, national and charitable projects; 
  • Archbishop of York YLA
  • Form time curriculum
  • RE Quality  Mark Silver Award 
  • Access to the languages and cultures of other countries through the curriculum and trips and visits; (TVLP)
  • Promotion of racial equality and community cohesion through the school’s ethos; 
  • Collective worship programme; 
  • Form time curriculum;