British Values

   Promoting British Values at Great Paxton Church of England Primary School      


The Department for Education’s policy is that schools are expected “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.”


We use this as our basis for all that we do in our school and we ensure British Values are entwined in this.

We have summarised these values as:



Rule of Law

Individual Liberty

Tolerance and Respect



At Great Paxton Church of England Primary School these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways:



*School Council

*Eco Council

*Pupil voice

*Classroom/school roles of responsibility

* Pupil questionnaires

*Teaching of debate/balanced argument writing


Rule of Law

*Behaviour and Anti-Bullying Policies

*Classroom rules

*Rewards and sanctions

*Road safety


*E Safety

*Sports tournaments


*Citizenship lessons

*Attendance at the annual safety day at St Neot’s Fire Station

Individual Liberty

*Opportunities for child-led learning

*Choices offered across the curriculum – e.g. reading books

*Individual research projects

*Variety of school clubs offered

*Golden Time

*Individual targets set for learning

*Choosing own dinner

Tolerance and Respect

*Good manners expected from all members of the school community

*High expectations of behaviour

*Celebrating  different religious festivals

*Assemblies and Collective Worship

*Lunch-catering for different needs

*Teaching about different religions throughout the school

*Visits from Faith leaders in assembly

*Visits to different places of Worship

*GENR8 assemblies

*Selling poppies in school

*Harvest gifts delivered to Church for Jimmys’ Shelter

British Values Letter

British Values Statement











  •  We as a staff give reassurance to our children that we are there for them as Jesus was for his flock. We will care and look after them, we will teach them and do not leave anyone behind.