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British Values

In our school we actively promote the British Values, as defined by the Government, in order to prepare all children to be responsible and respectful members of the community. Examples of how we do this are explained below:



Pupils have the opportunity to share their views, opinions and suggestions through our School Council, election of house captains and making decisions about the curriculum. Pupils contribute to school evaluation and development through questionnaires. Assemblies focus on key events in the news such as Local and National Elections.

The Rule of Law

Children are introduced to School Rules from the Early Years, developing an understanding of the importance of laws in a fair and just society. Rules are discussed both in class and assemblies and the concept of fair play is promoted in PE lessons. Children understand that they have a responsibility to follow the School Rules and that there are consequences when rules are broken.

Fair play is introduced in PE lessons and in all lessons children have regular reminders of rules and expected behaviour. 

In PSHE lessons children are taught about laws such as the legal age for smoking. Pupils in upper KS 2 are taught about the difference between legal and illegal drugs.

Individual Liberty

Children are encouraged to have high aspirations, to make choices and to participate fully in the opportunities that our school offers. We strive to ensure that children can enjoy and achieve in all aspects of school life, regardless of any barriers that they may face. Children are regularly taught strategies to keep themselves safe.

Children learn to make safe choices whilst at play both in school and beyond. Children are taught about road safety and how to travel safely to school. As part of our PSHE curriculum, children are taught about gender stereotypes, the rights in relationships and how to stay safe. 

Mutual Respect

To ensure that children understand how to show respect for themselves, for others, for the rules of the school and society, respect is one of our core values. It is important that our children show respect for all members of their community, including those who are different to them in terms of age, needs, beliefs, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and culture. Children are introduced to role models from a range of backgrounds.

Children are given opportunities to explore their own heritage and that of their peers. 

Focus weeks such as Anti bullying week provide further opportunities to teach respect and support children in developing strategies for times when things go wrong.


In our multicultural school children learn about and celebrate different cultures and faiths through Black History Month, Assemblies and RE lessons. Opportunities to learn about the lives and beliefs of other cultures and faiths are taught through the whole school curriculum. 

Assemblies, Anti-bullying week and Holocaust Memorial Day are some of the many opportunities we use to address prejudice and its effects on society and individuals.

Children take part in a range of special assemblies and events where the concept of tolerance is explored. Positive role models are introduced to the children and we reflect on what we can learn from the lives of others.

A special assembly to mark the Coronation of King Charles II