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British Values


As of September 2014, the DfE requires all schools to promote the historical and current values that underpin the national identity known as being British. Within this, all schools are required to ensure that the curriculum actively promotes these fundamental British values. St Paul’s CE Primary is a multicultural community within which we celebrate students and cultures from all over the world. Alongside this, the school is keen to support all students in learning about and deepening their understanding of British values, culture and systems.

What is ‘Britishness’?

Fundamental British values are defined by the DfE as:

(a) Democracy: Respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic process

(b) The rule of law: Respect for the basis on which the law is made and applies in England

(c) Individual liberty: Support and respect for the liberties of all within the law

(d) Mutual respect and tolerance: Support for equality of opportunity for all and respect and tolerance of different faiths and religious and other beliefs

To see how we at St Paul's develop pupils understanding of these values please click on the link below

pdf iconPromoting-British-Values.pdf (346.8KB)