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Promoting British Values


We believe British values are best defined as 'democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs' although these values are not actually unique to Britain alone. 

We believe these values are reinforced regularly through a broad and balanced curriculum, to promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at Eastlands Primary School. We expect all pupils to acquire the following knowledge and understanding as a result of promoting fundamental British values:



An understanding of how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process.


Rule of Law

An appreciation that living under the rule of law protects individual citizens and is essential for their wellbeing and safety.


Individual Liberty

An understanding that there is a separation of power between the executive and the judiciary, and that while some public bodies such as the police and the army can be held to account through Parliament, others such as the courts maintain independence.


Mutual Respect

An understanding that the freedom to choose and hold other faiths and beliefs is protected in law.


Tolerance of Different Faiths

An acceptance that other people having different faiths or beliefs to oneself (or having none) should be accepted and tolerated, and should not be the cause of prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour; and an understanding of the importance of identifying and combatting discrimination.


(Promoting fundamental British values as part of SMSC in schools - Departmental advice for maintained schools (November 2014))


Promoting British Values Policy

 British Values Audit 2017


Please take a look at our collage of images to show how we promote fundamental British values at Eastlands Primary School: