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British Values

The five British Values are:

  • Democracy
  • The Rule of Law
  • Individual Liberty
  • Mutual Respect 
  • The acceptance and celebration of those of different faiths and beliefs This should say 'tolerance of' but we think it means more than that!




Fundamental British Values

at St. Peter’s C of E Primary & Nursery School


At St. Peter’s Primary and Nursery School, we actively teach our children about Fundamental British Values. We do this through our whole school curriculum including Personal Social Health & Economic Education (PSHE–non-statutory), Relationships and Sex Education (RSE-statutory), collective worship, the school’s ‘Take Care’ and ‘Beyond Expectation’ statements and daily life in school. By promoting British Values in school, we ensure young people leave our school prepared for life in modern Britain. Staff are supported by Subject Leaders and the ‘Heartsmart’ PSHE programme.


The Key British Values are:

  • Democracy
  • Rule of law
  • Individual Liberty
  • Mutual respect and acceptance and celebration of those with different faiths and beliefs

Democracy at St. Peter’s


The ability to communicate is the most important area of learning. At St. Peter’s, we empower our children by giving them the opportunities to make choices about the things that they believe to be important. Pupil voice is regularly used in the school to seek children’s views and that of others, about aspects of school life. By valuing each other’s ‘voice’, we demonstrate that we support democracy and liberty. Choice and other people’s views are embedded in everyday school life.


 Rule of Law at St. Peter’s


We are a TAKE CARE school.

Everyone will take care of themselves - practicing mindfulness and being mindful of their own well being

Everyone will take care of others in their speech and actions. They will be mindful of others.

Everyone will take care of the school - its fabric and reputation.

Everyone will take care of the community through their actions.

Everyone will take care of the wider world through acts of charity.


Our ‘Beyond Expectation’ attitudes:


Be kind

Be positive

Be respectful

Be forgiving

Be courageous

Be trustworthy

Be yourself!


These Christian values underpin all that we do in school so that our children may live out the Vision of the school.


The link between actions and consequences are developed in the children’s understanding of our ‘Take Care’ and ‘Beyond Expectation’ Attitudes. This creates an environment where all children feel safe and happy.


  • Thinking and talking about staying safe e.g. in water when swimming, bonfire night, road safety, water safety and support from the Canal and River Trust
  • DART for Year 6
  • Following rules in games
  • Knowing consequences, positive and negative come with the choices we make.
  • E-Safety knowledge and Acceptable Users Agreement


Individual Liberty at St. Peter’s


Children are supported in developing their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence from the very start of them joining St. Peter’s. We support each child being an individual, respecting themselves and being kind to themselves. Developing independence is an important part of understanding yourself.


  • Taking care of ourselves.
  • Building resilience and developing a growth mind-set.
  • Whole school clear Behaviour Policy that is fairly and consistently applied
  • Positive links with the community and building the best community possible for Gringley
  • Through the use of Picture News and Newsround, discuss and listen to others’ views in the wider world



Mutual Respect and Acceptance and Celebration of those with different Faiths and Beliefs at St. Peter’s


We live in a multi- faith community where each person is respected and valued equally without regard to the 9 Protected Characteristics:  age, sex, disability, ethnicity, gender reassignment, religion/ belief, sexual orientation, marriage/civil partnership and pregnancy/maternity. Cultural appreciation and the development of our cultural capital are embedded in our curriculum intent. Prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour is openly challenged and there is an ethos in St. Peter’s Primary School that models, upholds and celebrates our Beyond expectation attitudes.


  • Understanding through celebrating different religions and cultures.
  • Understanding and respecting equality, diversity and inclusion