British Values

BRITISH VALUES at Bocking Primary

At Bocking Primary School, we promote British Values throughout our school and within our curriculum.

“We want every school to promote the basic British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance for those of different faiths and beliefs.” Lord Nash


As part of our school 2022-2023 improvement plan for Personal Development, we are focusing on:

·         Improving and deepening pupils’ understanding of the fundamental British values of democracy, individual liberty, the rule of law and mutual respect and tolerance

·         Developing pupils’ character, so that it informs their motivation and guides their conduct so that they reflect wisely, learn eagerly, behave with integrity and cooperate consistently well with others. 


Our children will develop and understand that;

Democracy is:
A culture built upon freedom and equality, where everyone is aware of their rights and responsibilities.

The rule of law is:
The need for rules to make a happy, safe and secure environment to live and work.

Individual liberty is:
Protection of your rights and the rights of others around you.

Mutual respect & tolerance of different faiths and beliefs is:
Understanding that we all don’t share the same beliefs and values. Respecting those values, ideas and beliefs of others whilst not imposing our own onto them.


Our school values statement and core school values clearly reflect this, and the whole school strives to uphold them.


At Bocking Primary we teach British values within our curriculum topics of Similarities and Differences, Caring and Responsibility. We also teach British values through our Life Skills curriculum that focuses on Communication, Being reflective, Problem Solving and Teamwork.