British Values

Beaver Road Primary School

Statement of British Values


Our School is required under Section 78 of the Education Act 2002 to promote the

spiritual, moral, mental and physical development of all pupils.

As of November 2014, schools also need to promote fundamental British values as

part of the school curriculum.

At Beaver Road Primary School:

• We are committed to serving our community.

• We recognise the multi-cultural, multi-faith and ever-changing nature of the

United Kingdom.

• We understand the vital role our School has in ensuring that groups or

individuals are not subjected to intimidation or radicalisation by those

wishing to unduly, or illegally, influence them.

Our School follows equal opportunities guidance which guarantees that there will

be no discrimination against any individual or group, regardless of faith, ethnicity,

gender, sexuality, political or financial status, or similar.

We are dedicated to preparing pupils for their adult life beyond the formal,

examined curriculum and ensuring that it promotes and reinforces British values to

all its pupils.

The Government has outlined their expectations, stating that pupils should:

• Understand the democratic process and how citizens can have a say in

decision making.

• Recognise the advantages to living under the rule of law and how law is

essential for a safe society.

• See that there is a separation of power and why it exists.

• Understand the reasons for accountability of institutions and why courts

maintain independence.

• Know why freedom of religion protects all faiths, as well as those with no


• Accept that people who hold different religious beliefs should be tolerated

and not be discriminated against.

• Value the importance of identifying and combatting extremism.

We do not have to promote or teach any particular belief, view or way of life that

contradicts our outlook or ethos.

We will not however, promote discrimination, or accept intolerance against people

or groups, on the basis of their belief, opinion or background.

Beaver Road Primary School

Statement of British Values



Do pupils understand how the democratic process works?

Rule of Law

Do pupils see the benefits of living in a society that has rule of law?

Individual Freedom

Do pupils see why separation of powers is beneficial to society and why, for

instance, courts are independent?

Mutual Respect

Do pupils understand why freedom of religion is important?

Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

Are pupils able to display tolerance for people who hold different beliefs to their


Identifying Radicalisation

Are pupils aware of the danger signs to look out for when it comes to