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British Values

What is Meant by British Values?

What is their Significance for us as a School?

We are a large school with a strong and proud heritage. At Shotton Primary School we believe that children should be proud of their achievements, successes and individuality. Our visions and values should always be at the core of everything that we do.


We all have rights and responsibilities. Everyone at Shotton Primary School has the right to be treated with fairness and respect, to be listened to and to be safe and happy.


The Government has stated that all schools have a clear responsibility to promote the fundamental British values of:

  • democracy,
  • the rule of law,
  • individual liberty
  • mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.


As part of the Prevent Strategy schools have a clear responsibility in helping to combat extremism.


Everyone's Responsibility

At Shotton Primary School we take these responsibilities seriously.


At Shotton Primary School everyone has the responsibility to help our pupils to grow into confident, caring and responsible young citizens both within school and the wider community.


By learning about their rights and responsibilities, children gain an understanding of the importance of respecting the rights and responsibilities of others. As such the promotion of Children’s Rights and ‘British Values’ are an intrinsic part of our ethos and school culture, where pupils are encouraged to reflect upon how their choices, behaviours and actions affect those around them.