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British values are part of children's spiritual, moral, social and cultural development which are embedded throughout our EYFS curriculum.

In accordance with The Department for Education we aim to actively promote British values to ensure young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain. Children and parents 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.


Fundamental British Values are considered to be:

  • democracy
  • the rule of law
  • Individual liberty
  • mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith


As such we will:

  • encourage children to respect fundamental British values
  • not promote extremist views, or partisan political views
  • offer children a balanced presentation of views when political issues are brought to their attention

We will do this by:

  • Enabling children to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Enabling children to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law of England
  • Encouraging children 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
  • Enabling children to acquire a broad general knowledge of and respect for public institutions and services in England
  • Furthering tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions by enabling children to acquire an appreciation for and respect for their own and other cultures
  • Encouraging respect for other people
  • Encouraging 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.
  • Encouraging respect for other people, paying particular regard to the protected characteristics set out in the Equality Act 2010.