Pupils are encouraged to take care of themselves. Physical fitness, healthy eating and good personal hygiene are encouraged. The school has a policy on sex education which was compiled after consultation with the parents and takes account of the additional support needs of the pupils.
Pupils follow a programme of study which is differentiated and tailored to the individual pupil. Through the comprehensive transition programme offered by Sanderson pupils learning experiences are appropriate with progression and continuity on entering the school. Pupils have opportunities throughout the year to participate in Enterprise, Citizenship, Health promotion and ECO schools. All pupils are involved in Inclusion with Calderglen High School where links include, Anti-bullying workshops, Natural High Drugs workshops, Anti – Racism workshops, Discrimination workshops, choir and a variety of fundraising activities. Some pupils may also access curricular areas in Calderglen.