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St Peter's Church of England (VA) Primary School

One Family, Aiming High, Learning Together with God

British Values

Promoting Fundamental British Values

In accordance with The Department for Education and through our school vision of, 'One Family, Aiming High, Learning Together with God', 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. We believe that the teachings of the Jesus and the stories learnt from the bible are fundamental to this. Through our school worship and learning from Jesus, the children draw on multiple examples of our British values in action. 

The Key Values are:

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


The children’s understanding of these values is encouraged through the curriculum, discussion in class and as a school. It is reinforced by the democratic structure of our school council and our behaviour system. British values underpin our school rules and aspirations.


We feel that the exploration and encouragement of British values will:

·        Enable students to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence

·        Enable students to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law of England

·        Encourage students to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative, and to understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the locality of the school and to society more widely

·        Enable students to acquire a broad general knowledge of and respect for public institutions and services in England

·        Further tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions by enabling students to acquire an appreciation for and respect for their own and other cultures

·        Encourage respect for other people, and

·        Encourage respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic processes, including respect for the basis on which the law is made and applied in England.


At St. Peter's Church of England (VA) will meet the objectives for British Values in the following ways:

  • Voting systems for school council, Wise Owls and sports captains
  • Any whole school decisions pupils vote via the school council
  • Play leaders
  • Peer mediators
  • Themes about democracy in assembly
  • Staff questionnaires
  • Parent questionnaires
  • Pupil voice
  • Children selecting their own level of work
  • Applications for monitor roles
  • Interviews for head boy and girl 

  • Voting for charity events

  • RSE policy

Rule of Law
  • Behaviour for learning policy      
  • Star of the week
  • Behaviour for learning characteristics
  • Class rules
  • Internet safety
  • Assemblies – eg Magna Carta
  • Cycling proficiency
  • Links with emergency services
  • Lollipop lady visit
  • Behaviour levels
  • Individual pupil reward charts
  • Whole school rewards
Individual Liberty
  • End of year awards
  • Celebration assembly
  • Assemblies
  • Pupil responsibility
  • Peer mediation
  • Pupil voice
  • School council
  • Wise Owls
  • Play leaders
  • House captains
  • Behaviour for learning responsibilities
  • Class jobs
  • Home school agreement
  • E-safety
  • Christian and school values 
  • Extra curriculum activities
  • Homework
  • Show and tell in KS1 and Reception
  • Class assemblies
  • Musical Arts Afternoon
  • Productions
  • Book week parades

  • Curriculum choices to represent minorities 

Mutual Respect for Those with Different Faiths, Beliefs and those Without Faith

  • Whole school assemblies
  • Our Whole School parable- The Lost Sheep
  • Religions around the world
  • Aims and values
  • Behaviour for learning
  • Star awards
  • Celebration assembly
  • Residential trips
  • Class assemblies
  • Sports day
  • Anti- bullying week
  • Positive relationships with all
  • Positive role models
  • Challenging any inappropriate views or comments
  • Play leaders
  • Languages day
  • RE curriculum
  • Fundraising
  • Assemblies  eg – black history month 


British Values In Action St Peter's 


At St. Peter's, we pride ourselves on instilling our British values across our school. The values of democracy, tolerance, rule of law, mutual respect and individual liberty permeate throughout our lessons.


One of the most important ways we develop our knowledge of British Values is through our PHSE and soon to be RSE curriculum. Please look at the document below in which is clearly outlines how and when each value is taught and supported.