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British Values

British values are defined as acceptance and engagement with;

  • democracy
  • the rule of law (by respecting and upholding laws)
  • individual liberty
  • mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

The expectation is that pupils develop and demonstrate skills and attitudes that will allow them to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in modern Britain.

British Values in our school

The way we teach these skills is embedded within our curriculum and ethos. Here are just some of the ways we have achieved this:


Through our school council:

  • We listen to all views.
  • We debate arguments for and against.
  • We become involved.
  • We express our views peacefully.
  • We vote and respect the result of the majority.

Rule of Law

  • We make sure that our rules and expectations are clear.
  • We know the difference between right and wrong.
  • We know that rules protect us.
  • We respect the rules.

Individual liberty

  • We are responsible for our own behaviour.
  • We challenge stereotype and bias.
  • We are an anti-bullying school.
  • We promote self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence.
  • We model freedom of speech in a peaceful manner.

Respect and tolerance

  • We promote respect.
  • We have respect for our own and others' cultures.
  • We discuss differences of faith, ethnicity, disability, gender and families.