How do we teach British values
British Values
Democracy, The rule of law, Individual liberty, Mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs.



Schools are required to provide for the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of their pupils.  As part of this requirement, we are expected to actively promote fundamental British values.


Our school reflects British values in all that we do.  We aim to nuture our children so they can grow into safe, caring, democratic, responsible and tolerant adults who can make a positive difference to British society and to the world.  We encourage our children to be open-minded and independent individuals, respectful of themselves and others in our school, our local community and the wider world.

What does this look like in school?

All children are encouraged to debate topics of interest, express their views and make a meaningful contribution to the running of the school on matters that directly involve pupils.  They have the chance to have their voices heard through class councils, pupil questionnaires and pupil surveys.

The principle of democracy is explored in the curriculum as well as during assemblies and special days.

Rule of Law
School rules and expectations are clear, fair and regularly promoted.  Pupils are always helped to distinguish right from wrong: in the classroom, during assemblies and on the payground.  Pupils are encouraged to respect the law and we encourage visits from the Police and Fire Service to help reinforce this message.

Our Behaviour and Anti-Bullying policies set out clear expectations for behaviour and the consequences for any form of agression.

Individual Liberty
Pupils are supported to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence.  They are encouraged to take responsibility for their behaviour and our pastoral support reinforces the importance of making the right choices.  Pupils are encouraged to know, understand their rights and personal freedoms and are advised how to exercise these safely through our e-safety teaching and PSHE lessons.

Vulnerable pupils are protected and stereotypes challenged.  A strong anti-bullying culture is embedded in the school.

Pupils have key roles and responsibilities in school - House Captains, Leaning Leaders, Playground Buddies and School Councillors.

Mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
Respect is one of the core values of our school.  Mutual respect is embraced throughout the curriculum by providing the opportunity for pupils to express their views in a safe environment.  Pupils are helped to acquire an understanding of, and respect for, their own and other culture and ways of life.

Staff and pupils are encouraged to challenge prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour.  Through the PSHE and RE currciculums pupils are encouraged to discuss and respect differences between people, such as differences of faith, ethnicity, disability, gender or sexuality and differences of family situations.

We encourage the children to see themselves and others as unique and actively promote tolerance of differences.  Assemblies and discussions involving prejudices and prejudiced-based bullying have been followed and supported by learning in RE and PSHE.  We offer a culturally rich and diverse curriculum in which all the major religions are studied.