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British Values

Promoting Fundamental British Values


In accordance with The Department for Education we aim to actively promote British values in schools to ensure young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain. Pupils are encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance and understand that while different people may hold different views about what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, all people living in England are subject to its law.


The Key Values are:


  • democracy
  • rule of law
  • individual liberty
  • mutual respect
  • tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs 

The ways in which we have developed these values in our pupils include:

  • The School Council continues to be a powerful force in the running of the school and this was praised in the recent SIAMS report:  “Particularly impressive is the degree to which the views of pupils are both considered and acted upon. This makes them feel they have a valued role in shaping their school.” The School Council welcomes observers from the school community, including governors and pupils, to watch the democratic process in action.

  • Our Cultural Diversity Project, devised by the School Council, enabled children to develop their knowledge and experience of cultures, countries and religions. This tolerance was identified as a strength in the recent SIAMS inspection report: “The school’s highly inclusive nature greatly values the differing nationalities of some parents and also the multi-cultural context of modern life. This helps everyone appreciate the positive qualities of diverse communities worldwide.”

  • The Royal Wedding was celebrated with a Red, White and Blue mufti day and a tea party for the community.

  • We were successful in securing funding to allow Equaliteach take a session on PSHE with Years 5 and 6. Within the sessions, an enthusiastic tutor discussed the use of gender and racial stereotypes and the harm that these can cause. The children took part in a range of hands on, small group and whole class activities. They were encouraged to talk openly in a safe environment, gaining an understanding of the reality and harm of stereotypes and what they can do to challenge it