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British Values

British Values 


Hopwood CP School is committed to serving its community.  We recognise the multi-cultural, multi faith and ever-changing nature of the United Kingdom.  We aim to nurture our children on their journey through life so they can grow into safe, caring, democratic, responsible and tolerant adults who make a positive difference to British society and to the world.  We encourage our children to be creative, unique, open-minded and independent individuals, respectful of themselves and of others in our school, our local community and the wider world.

The Government emphasises that schools are required to ensure that key ‘British Values’ are taught in all UK schools.  The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy.

The five British Values are:

  • Democracy
  • The rule of law
  • Individual liberty
  • Mutual respect
  • Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs


The examples that follow show some of the many ways Hopwood seeks to embed British values:



How We Promote



Pupils are taught democracy through decision-making and assemblies.


The principle of democracy is discussed through history, religious education and PSHE.


Pupils vote to select the School Council member for their class and Year 6 children are voted for by their peers as part of the leadership programme.

The rule of law


Pupils are taught:

  • the rules and expectations of the school, which are highlighted by the annual home school agreement that pupils, parents and the headteacher sign.  
  • the value and the reasons behind laws that govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken.
  • how to earn trust and respect and are supported to develop a strong sense of morality; knowing right from wrong and doing the right thing even when it’s difficult.
  • about equality and mutual respect for all and this is reinforced through our behaviour policy.


Our behaviour policy demands high expectations of pupil conduct and this is shared with and agreed by all pupils. Pupils are rewarded for exhibiting good and caring behaviour and consistent demonstration of our values is recognised through things such as ‘Star of the Week’ and end of Year 6 awards.


Year 6 children take part in local enrichment opportunities such as Crucial Crew.  

Individual liberty

Pupils are taught about personal responsibility, choices, ambition and aspiration through the PSHE curriculum. 


Pupils are encouraged to take opportunities to follow their interests in art, sport etc and share their experiences with the school during Achievement assembly.


Mutual respect

Respect is one of the core values at our school.  Our behaviour policy demands high expectations of pupil conduct and this is shared with and agreed by all pupils.


Pupils are taught to respect each other, to be cooperative and collaborative, be supportive and to look for similarities while being understanding of differences.


Pupils learn about a range of faiths and beliefs and how difference enriches life experiences through the RE curriculum.

Tolerance of different faiths, beliefs and of those who have no beliefs


Our behaviour policy demands high expectations of pupil conduct and this is shared with and agreed by all pupils.


Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs is promoted through the RE curriculum and collective worship. Pupils learn about different religions, their beliefs, places of worship and festivals, and learn about those who have no faith or beliefs.


Special assemblies and festival days celebrate significant religious festivals such as Ramadan and Diwali where guest speakers, staff and pupils are invited to share their beliefs and traditions.


Pupils have the opportunity to visit places of worship as part of our Experience Promise.


Faith boards are on display which remind children of the similarities and differences in religions.