Cheriton Primary School

British Values

Promoting Fundamental British Values

We take very seriously our responsibility to prepare children for life in modern Britain. In line with DfE guidance, we ensure that the fundamental British Values discussed are lived out through the ethos and work of the school. Our taught curriculum provides a vehicle for furthering understanding of these concepts. 


All children regularly take part in class discussions and elect representatives to the School Council through a democratic process. 

Rule of Law

The importance of laws and rules are consistently reinforced in the classroom, as well as through school assemblies. Pupils are taught to understand the need for laws and that they are there for individual protection, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws and rules are broken.

Pupils follow a positive behaviour policy and clearly understand the rewards and sanctions that are used. Assemblies and discussions in class focus on recognising right from wrong.

Individual Liberty

Pupils are encouraged to be independent learners and encouraged to make choices, within a safe and supportive environment. Pupils are encouraged to understand their personal freedoms and are taught how to use these rights to the best effect. Pupils regularly hold fundraising events to support charities, whether local, national or global.

Mutual Respect and Tolerance of Different Faiths and Beliefs

Respect is a fundamental school value, around which pivots much of the work of the school.  Respect is a school value that is discussed deeply, starting with self-respect and covering respect for family, friends, the world, its people and the environment. 

Children explore different religions and faiths through RE, whilst members of different faiths or religions within our school community sometimes share their knowledge and enhance learning within assemblies and in class.