Citizenship aims to equip young people with the knowledge, skills and understanding to play an effective role in society at a local, national and international level.  It encourages them to take an interest in topical and controversial issues.

Through lively debate, discussion and project work we seek at Alvechurch Middle School to enable our pupils to become more informed, thoughtful and responsible citizens.  Our pupils learn about

  •  Rights, responsibilities, duties and freedoms
  • Respect for different national, religious and ethnic identities
  • Laws, justice and democracy.


  •  To take part in decision-making and different forms of action
  • To play an active role in the life of their schools, neighbourhoods, communities and wider society as active and global citizens.

Citizenship equips pupils with the knowledge and skills needed for effective and democratic participation.  It helps pupils to become informed, critical, active citizens who have the confidence and conviction to work collaboratively, take action and try to make a difference in their communities and the wider world.

It is taught within the PSHE curriculum in Key Stage 2 and as a discrete subject, in tandem with PSHE in Key Stage 3.