British Values 2015

British Values Statement


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.

Clarkson Infant & Nursery School is 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. (Clarkson Infant & Nursery School is dedicated to preparing pupils for lifelong learning 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:

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


Clarkson Infant & Nursery School uses strategies within the national curriculum and beyond to secure such outcomes for its pupils. The examples that follow show some of the many ways Clarkson Infant & Nursery School seeks to in still British Values.

  • Voting for School Council Representative
  • Voting for House Captains
  • Pupil, Staff and Parent questionnaires
The rule of law
  • Class rules
  • Outdoor rules
  • Restorative Practice Values
  • Circle time
  • E-Safety
  • Positive Behaviour Policy


Individual liberty
  • Anti-bullying Policy
  • Restorative Practice Values
Mutual respect
  • PSHE Curriculum
  • School Values and rules
  • IPC
Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
  • Cambridgeshire RE Syllabus
  • IPC
  • Celebration of main faith festivals

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