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British Values

At Cheslyn Hay Primary School we value the diversity of backgrounds of all pupils, families and wider school community. The Department for Education states 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 Department for Education defines British Values as follows:

  • Respect for democracy and support or participation in the democratic process
  • Respect for the basis on which the law is made and applies in England
  • Support for equality of opportunity for all
  • Support and respect for the liberties of all within the law
  • Respect for and tolerance of different faiths and religious and other beliefs


Our school reflects British values in all that we do.  We aim to nurture our children on their journey through life so they can grow into safe, caring, democratic, responsible and tolerant adults who make a positive difference to British society and to the world. We encourage our children to be creative, unique, open-minded and independent individuals, respectful of themselves and of others in our school, our local community and the wider world. 

British Values are delivered through a combination of planned curriculum opportunities and whole school approaches.

This takes the form of:

  • Discrete lessons within PSHE
  • Cross curricular opportunities
  • Visitor input
  • Enrichment opportunities
  • Themed days/weeks


PSHE is  taught through a spiral programme that gradually expands and enriches key concepts, increases knowledge, deepens understanding and rehearses and develops key skills through a thematic approach. As PSHE education is a universal entitlement for all pupils, learning is made accessible to pupils of all abilities and that attendance in PSHE education has an equal priority with other learning. It is delivered in line with the school’s teaching and learning policy and as it works within the real-life experiences of pupils it is important to establish a safe, secure and positive learning environment.

Please view our PSHE curriculum page for more information on how we incorporate British Values into our curriculum.