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British Values

The Government set out their definition of British Values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy. The Department for Education have reinforced the 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'.

At Crowton Christ Church C.E. Primary School, we value the diversity of backgrounds of all pupils, families and wider school community.

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.


Democracy: What do we do?

  • Class voting (pupil led groups, book voting etc...)

  • Provide pupils with a broad general knowledge of, and promote respect for, public institutions and services

  • Teach pupils how they can influence decision-making through the democratic process

  • Taught through assemblies and our school curriculum

  • Encourage pupils to become involved in decision-making processes and ensure they are listened to in school (pupil voice)

  • Help pupils to express their views

  • Model how perceived injustice can be peacefully challenged

Rule of Law: What do we do?

  • Ensure school rules and expectations are clear and fair

  • Class rules and celebration of adhering to these rules

  • Help pupils to distinguish right from wrong

  • Help pupils to respect the law and the basis on which it is made

  • Help pupils to understand that living under the rule of law protects individuals

  • Explore within our Personal Development lessons laws and what to do if peer pressure is trying to persuade children to break these;

  • Promote the Rights Respecting School Articles (on policies, around school, in assemblies etc);

Individual Liberty: What do we do?

  • Support pupils to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem, self-confidence

  • Encourage pupils to take responsibility for their behaviour, as well as knowing their rights

  • Model freedom of speech through pupil participation, while ensuring protection of vulnerable pupils and promoting critical analysis of evidence

  • Challenge stereotypes

  • Implement a strong anti-bullying culture

  • E-Safety units of work are taught throughout school

Mutual Respect and Tolerance: What do we do?

  • Explore positive role models (where possible) through our topics who reflect the protected characteristics of the 2010 Equality Act;

  • Challenge prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour

  • Organise visits to places of worship

  • Our RE scheme ensures that our children have a good understanding of a range of religious beliefs and customs

  • Help pupils to acquire an understanding of, and respect for, their own and other cultures and ways of life


Crowton Christ Church C of E Primary School

Kingsley Road,Crowton, Near Northwich, Cheshire. CW8 2RW

Miss L Hill | Headteacher

01928 788230


School Opening Times: School opens at 8.45am and closes at 3.15pm