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British Values

The Department for Education expects schools to:

Create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

British Values


At Edward the Elder Primary School we prides ourselves on the implementation of British values throughout the school. Fundamental British values are embedded throughout the curriculum. Not only do we respect British values and believe in them, we actively promote them across the school. We strive to ensure that our students develop a sense of understanding about our country and the values that we hold.


At Edward the Elder Primary School our curriculum provides an opportunity to integrate British values into each child's learning and how best to apply these to real-life contexts.



All pupils have the opportunity to make choices throughout the course of each school day. They are encouraged to reflect upon their choices and to express their opinions in the appropriate manner knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment.

The Rule of Law


The rules of conduct within our school are consistently enforced and reinforced, and followed by staff, pupils and their families. Through this we demonstrate the need for respect in our school.

Individual Liberty


Pupils at Edward the Elder Primary School recognise that each one of them is unique and that we are proud of them all. Pupils are encouraged to demonstrate their talents without fear or compromise. Many aspects of the Personal, Social and Health Education curriculum cover these matters.

Mutual Respect


Our students are part of a vibrant and diverse school where all cultures and personalities are treasured. We as a school celebrate multicultural Britain, and ensure that our students are aware of, and enthusiastic about, the incredible range of culture and perspectives that our local area and nation has to offer.

Tolerance of those with different Faiths and Beliefs


Our school is based in an area of cultural diversity, and our school communities reflect this. We promote and celebrate diversity with the children, helping them to understand their place in our society and how they can unite with others to build a progressive and understanding tomorrow.

We regularly, audit our delivery of British Values to ensure all values are promoted through the curriculum and enrichment activities.

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