Religious Education is delivered throughout the school, based on the Dorset Agreed Syllabus. This is a legal requirement, although any parent has the right to withdraw a child, wholly or partly, from this area of the curriculum and from collective worship. Requests for withdrawal should be made in writing and arrangements for withdrawal will be discussed on an individual basis. Whole school, departmental and class assemblies are regularly held which are reflective in nature and reflect cultural diversity.
PSHCE (Personal, Social, Health & Citizenship Education), which includes relationships and sex education, is an important part of the curriculum for all pupils at Yewstock, with the content and delivery being tailored to their differing needs and abilities. It aims to foster self-esteem, independence and resilience and to give pupils the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to keep themselves safe and healthy, both emotionally and physically. It is also designed to help pupils to form and maintain healthy, respectful relationships, to develop a sense of responsibility, and to function as successfully as possible in the wider community.