Appleton C of E Primary School

British Values

We actively promote British values by:

  • Focusing on, and showing how the school’s work is effective in securing these values
  • Challenging pupils, staff, visitors or parents who express opinions contrary to British values
  • Being committed to becoming a Rights Respecting School


Democracy – what do we do?

  •  Class voting for the election of school councillors, Sports crew members and Worship councillors
  • Provide pupils with a broad general knowledge of, and promote respect for, public institutions and services
  • Teach pupils how they can influence decision-making through the democratic process (taught through Collective Worship and our school curriculum)
  • Encourage pupils to become involved in decision-making processes and ensure they are listened to in school
  • Help pupils to express their views
  • Model how perceived injustice can be peacefully challenged

Rule of law – what do we do?

  • Ensure school promises and expectations are clear and fair and followed
  • Help pupils to distinguish right from wrong
  • Help pupils to respect the law and the basis on which it is made
  • Help pupils to understand that living under the rule of law protects individuals
  • Explore within our PHSE programme what to do if peer pressure is trying to persuade children to break these
  • Promote the Rights Respecting School Articles

Individual liberty – what do we do?


  • Support pupils to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem, self-confidence
  • Encourage pupils to take responsibility for their behaviour, as well as knowing their rights
  • Model freedom of speech through pupil participation, while ensuring protection of vulnerable pupils
  • Challenge stereotypes
  • Implement a strong anti-bullying culture
  • E-Safety units of work are taught throughout school


Mutual Respect and tolerance of different cultures and religions– what do we do?


  • Through our topics, we explore positive role models (where possible) who reflect the protected characteristics of the 2010 Equality Act;
  • Challenge prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour;
  • Our RE scheme ensures that our children have a good understanding of a range of religious beliefs and customs;
  • Our PHSE scheme explores diversity and tolerance;
  • Help pupils to acquire an understanding of, and respect for, their own and other cultures and ways of life;