British Values

Schools have a duty 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 Upton St James, British Values run through everything we do. We refer to the British values with the children explicitly in worship and PSHE and we also have a Picture News worship once a week, which covers at least one British Value through class discussion around a current issue in the media.

The five British values are: 

  • Democracy
  • Rule of Law
  • Individual Liberty
  • Mutual Respect
  • Tolerance of those with different faiths or beliefs

We use the below British values poster with associated actions to support our knowledge, understanding and recall of the five British Values.