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Fundamental British Values

Promoting Fundamental British Values


The DfE have recently reinforced the need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”


At Hook-with-Warsash we are committed to preparing children for life in modern Britain. We actively promote ‘British Values’ through our school values programme, our PSHE, Citizenship and RE curriculum, and we are continually striving to develop the children’s understanding of the wider world through a range of activities. Developing the children spiritually, morally, socially and culturally is of upmost importance to us as a school.  


The Department for Education defines British Values as:

Rule of law
Individual liberty
Mutual respect
Respect for and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs 


Some examples of how we promote British Values at Hook-with Warsash CE Academy:



  • Democratically elected School Council

  • Democratically elected Collective Worship Council

  • Children meet regularly with Governing body

  • Collective worship focusing on developing children’s understanding of democratic society


    Rule of Law

  • Class charters written with the children

  • Outstanding behaviour of children in school

  • Peer-led lunch clubs

  • The school’s behaviour and anti-bullying policy strictly adhered to


    Individual Liberty

  • Prefect scheme

  • Sporting opportunities to participate in team and individual sports

  • Choices given to children to participate in a range of activities

  • Children given responsibility to act as tour-guides to prospective parents

  • Run office during lunchtimes

  • Leading lunch clubs for peers


    Mutual Respect

  • Promotion of respect throughout school between all members of school community

  • Areas of PSHE and Citizenship curriculum focused on respect

  • Clear message of respect when participating in extra-curricular activities


    Respect for and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs 

  • RE curriculum focused on understanding a range of faiths and beliefs through concept led circle of enquiry approach

  • Developing children’s understanding of spirituality through SMSC programme