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British Values

British Values Statement

New Town Primary School is committed to serving its community and surrounding areas. We recognise the multi-cultural, multi-faith nature of the United Kingdom and understand the crucial role our school plays in promoting these values. We believe it is important for our children to develop a strong set of values and principles, and that they question and understand what it means to grow up in British Society.

This statement outlines the key British values we actively promote.


  • Children are involved in democratic processes e.g. voting for school councillors and shared rewards
  • The school councils are led by a member of staff who adheres to the democratic processes
  • We have links with the local PCSOs who visit the school regularly and offer links to local business and advice and who can support us with educating our children about upholding British law and the prosecution service


Individual Liberty

  • Children have key roles and responsibilities in school, such as: register monitors and librarians
  • Within school, children are actively encouraged to make well thought out choices, knowing that they are in a safe, supportive and environment
  • As a school we educate and provide boundaries for children so that they can make choices safely
  • Through our extra- curricular clubs and opportunities, children are given the freedom to make choices
  • The aims and ethos statements are embodied in all that we do in school

Mutual Respect

  • Our PSHE and British Values curriculum embodies values of mutual respect through carefully planned units of learning
  • Respect is embedded within our Behaviour Policy
  • We discuss what it means to be British enabling children to engage critically with stereotypes and prejudices and develop an understanding of how we can celebrate our heritage and home cultures whilst also embracing the ties that bind us together

Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

  • Our R.E curriculum provides a broad and balanced education on a range of faiths, religions and cultures whilst retaining a focus on Christian values
  • We have a high proportion of E.A.L children and actively use school resources to promote their learning and integration into our school society
  • We have staff from other countries and visitors from other faiths who share their language and culture with our pupils

The Rule of Law

  • We have links with the local police through the PCSOs
  • We have a clearly structured behaviour policy which all stakeholders understand and follow
  • We regularly review behaviour incidents in school and share these with key stakeholders
  • Assemblies are delivered with a focus on all aspects of the law and safety