British Values

“British Values promote democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”

– Department for Education


At Boundary, our behaviours at playtime and at lunchtime should reflect these core values. As a school, we take part in activities throughout the year which aim to develop our knowledge and understanding of these values, helping us to become better citizens.

For a detailed understanding of the Intent, Implementation and Impact of the teaching of British Values and how it is woven into learning and interactions between staff, pupils, parents and carers at Boundary, please click the boxes below.

  • At Boundary Primary School, British Values prepares learners for life in modern Britain by equipping them to be responsible, respectful and active citizens who contribute positively to society.
  • It will develop their understanding and appreciation of diversity.
  • The children will learn to celebrate what we have in common and promote respect for the different protected characteristics as defined by law.
  • Our children are given lots of opportunities to become responsible, respectful and active citizens who contribute positively to society.
  • We ensure that pupils are provided with opportunities to demonstrate how democracy works through actively promoting the democratic processes.
  • Each year the school holds a Parliament Week where all children are given the opportunity to prepare a manifesto and deliver it to their class. After a week of campaigning the children can vote for their candidate and the results are announced in assembly. School council meetings are held twice every half term and this way we ensure our pupils have a voice.
  • We help children celebrate difference and encourage each pupil to feel good about themselves, where they fit in the world and appreciate diversity in others.
  • Through Religious Education, pupils develop their knowledge of the world faiths, and their understanding and awareness of the beliefs, values and traditions of other individuals, societies, communities and cultures.
  • Through the PSHE and SMSC curriculum, children learn how to be strong, active and tolerant who have rights and responsibilities as a member of a diverse society.
  • We provide children with the opportunities to be an ABA, PALS, Arts Councilor or be part of the Mini- Cadet Police Programme.
  • In Science children are encouraged to show co-operation, sensitivity, and tolerance of each other during problem solving activities.
  • In English, children read stories and write about mutual respect, tolerance and individual liberty.
  • Boundary celebrates an annual Safer Internet Day that involves a range of fun activities to develop their individual liberty.
  • Whole school characteristic assemblies are held weekly, where children are encouraged to demonstrate a different characteristic.
  • Boundary celebrates special days, such as Remembrance Day and VE Day and the Olympics to celebrate British Culture.
  • Children will become responsible, respectful, active citizens of Britain who contribute positively to society.
  • Children will achieve academic success and be of good character, celebrating what we have in common and promoting respect for the different protected characteristics as defined by law.

Intent, Impact and Implementation in Full


British Values in EYFS

ValueLink to School CharacteristicHow we promote it
DemocracyResponsibility, Tolerance, Integrity, Honesty, TrustWe have a School Council where members are elected by pupils. This is used as an opportunity to promote and teach respect about democracy and the electoral process. Democracy is also promoted through additional PSHE and SMSC lessons, circle times and assemblies.
Rule of LawHonesty, Responsibility, Co-operation, Teamwork, CommunicationWe teach pupils to appreciate that living under the rule of law in Britain protects individual citizens and is essential for their wellbeing and safety. We have high expectations about pupil conduct and this is reflected in our Behaviour Policy, Always Badges and Boundary Promises. There are rules for exhibiting responsible actions and respectful behaviour, demonstration of our values is recognised through such things as weekly achievement awards (Star of the Week) and house team trophies. Through our school assemblies, and events such as Sports Day, children are taught 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 and making good choices even when it's difficult.
Individual LibertyHonesty, Courage, Teamwork, Perseverance, Determination, CuriosityThrough our school characteristics, assemblies and the PSHE and SMSC programme, children are taught about personal responsibility, choices, ambition and aspiration. They are encouraged to take opportunities to follow their interests in art, music, sport and a range of extra-curricular clubs that support these choices and interests are available. Children are taught how to keep themselves safe, including online. This is done through computing lessons and outside organisations, as well as through the PSHE and SMSC curriculum.
Mutual RespectAppreciation, Teamwork, honesty, Understanding, Tolerance, Courage, Perseverance, Determination, Loyalty, AcceptanceChildren are taught to understand the importance of identifying and combatting discrimination. We have high expectations about pupil conduct and this is reflected in our Behaviour Policy, Always badges and the Boundary Promises. Children are taught to respect each other, to be co-operative and collaborative and to look for similarities while being understanding of differences. Mutual respect is also promoted through additional PSHE and SMSC lessons and special days, such as Anti- Bullying Day. EAL support/provision is appropriate, caring and respectful; for adults and children. We also have cultural days.
ToleranceAppreciation, Teamwork, Honesty, Understanding, Tolerance, Courage, Perseverance, Determination, AcceptanceWe teach children that the freedom to choose and hold other faiths and beliefs is protected in law. We have high expectations about pupil conduct and this is reflected in our Behaviour Policy and Boundary Promises. Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs is promoted through the Locally Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education. Children learn about different religions, their beliefs, places of worship and festivals. The pupils’ work on this subject is displayed in the classrooms or around the school. This is supplemented by celebrations of significant religious festivals such as Diwali. Visits are made by local religious groups and people such as the local vicar, Children have the opportunity to visit places of worship.
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