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British Values

British Values at Brampton


The Department for Education guidance ‘Promoting fundamental British values as part of SMSC in schools: Departmental advice for maintained schools’ (2014) requires schools, as part of a broad and balanced curriculum, to promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental, and physical development of all pupils. The guidance relates specifically to the requirements to actively promote fundamental British values in schools to ensure young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain.


What are the British Values? 


Schools should promote the fundamental British values of:




























  • Democracy
  • Rule of law
  • Individual liberty
  • Mutual respect
  • Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs


The list below describes the understanding and knowledge expected of pupils as a result of schools promoting fundamental British values:


• an understanding of how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process;


• an appreciation that living under the rule of law protects individual citizens and is essential for their wellbeing and safety;


• an understanding that there is a separation of power between the executive and the judiciary, and that while some public bodies such as the police and the army can be held to account through Parliament, others such as the courts maintain independence;


• an understanding that the freedom to choose and hold other faiths and beliefs is protected in law;


• an acceptance that other people having different faiths or beliefs to oneself (or having none) should be accepted and tolerated, and should not be the cause of prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour; and


• an understanding of the importance of identifying and combatting discrimination.


British Values at Brampton 


At Brampton, promoting spiritual, moral, social, and cultural development (SMSC) and British Values are important aims for both our curriculum and the wider personal development opportunities on offer to pupils. Click the British Values links below to see how Brampton’s PSHE curriculum, together with our wider personal development opportunities, fulfils the requirements of the guidance and ensure British Values are promoted throughout our school, from Reception to Year 6. Alternatively, the document can be downloaded in full at the bottom of the page.