Promoting British Values

The Department for Education has introduced a statutory duty for schools to promote British Values more actively from September 2014, and to ensure they are taught in schools.

Coleridge Primary School committed to serving its community. It recognises the multi- cultural, multi-faith and ever-changing nature of the United Kingdom.  It also understands the vital role it has in ensuring that groups or individuals within the school are  not subjected to intimidation  or radicalisation  by those wishing to  unduly,  or illegally, influence them.

It follows equal opportunities guidance which guarantees that there will be no discrimination against any individual or group, regardless of faith, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, political or financial status, or similar. Coleridge Primary school is dedicated to preparing students for their adult life beyond the formal, examined curriculum and ensuring that it promotes and reinforces British values to all its students.

The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy. The five key British Values are:

The school uses strategies within the national curriculum and beyond to secure such outcomes  for  students.  The  examples  that  follow  show  some  of  the  many  ways Coleridge Primary School seeks to instil British Values, and the impact on children’s knowledge and skills.


Rule of Law

Individual Liberty

Mutual Respect

Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs