Promoting British Values

The Department for Education state that there is a need “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.” The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy and the Prime Minister reiterated these values in 2014.

At Aldrington C of E Primary School we take our responsibility to prepare children for life in modern Britain very seriously. We ensure that the fundamental British Values are promoted through our school vision and values, our curriculum provides a vehicle for furthering understanding of these concepts and, in particular, our values based collective worship, RE, PSHE and Citizenship lessons provide excellent opportunities to deepen and develop understanding. 

British Value

Key Christian Text:


For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life John 3:16

Rule of Law:

If you love me you will keep my commandments. John14:15

Individual Liberty:

If you hold to my teaching you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free. John 8: 31-32

Mutual Respect:

Show proper respect to everyone; love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honour the king. 1 Peter 2: 17

Tolerance of Different Faiths and Beliefs:

Treat others just as you want to be treated. Luke 6:31

 For more information about how we promote British Values within our school, please click here.