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Kensington Primary School

Kensington Primary School

Parent Queries 01/03/2019

You asked: Are the drugs and alcohol  awareness  sessions age appropriate?

We answered: Drugs and alcohol awareness taught at age appropriate

Education about medicines/drugs and alcohol, at age-appropriate levels, is an important part of helping children learn about how these affect people.

Kensington Primary School’s Drug and Alcohol Awareness Curriculum overview is as follows:

Year 1 – Medicines and people who help us

Staying healthy


Who gives us medicines?

Year 2 – Keeping safe


Hazardous substances

Safety rules

Year 3 – smoking

Why people smoke

Physical effects of smoking

No smoking

Year 4 – Alcohol

Effects of alcohol

Alcohol and risk

Limits to drinking alcohol

Year 5 – Legal and illegal drugs

Legal and illegal drugs

Attitudes to drugs

Peer pressure

Year 6 – Preventing early use


VSA and getting help

Help, advice and support

  • Tapscott Learning Trust
  • Ofsted
  • Mental Health GOLD
  • EAL GOLD Quality Mark
  • IQM Flagship School
  • RE Quality Mark Gold
  • Professional Development QM
  • Newham Changemaker
  • Music Mark
  • Primary Geography Quality Mark
  • Primary Science Quality Mark
  • Autism Education Trust
  • Teach Active Ambassador
  • School Games
  • Healthy Schools
  • Artsmark Silver Award
  • Eco-Schools
  • Stonewall Education Champion
  • TES2020 Wellbeing winner
  • Pearson Gold Winner - Primary of the Year
  • Pearson Silver Award - Excellence in SEN