Promoting Fundamental British Values

In accordance with The Department for Education we aim to actively promote British values in schools to ensure young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain. Pupils are encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance and understand that while different people may hold different views about what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, all people living in England are subject to its law.

DFE Guidance for British Values and SMSC


Our British Values are:

  • Democracy
  • Rule of Law
  • Individual Liberty
  • Mutual Respect
  • Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs



The Department of Education have said “Keeping our children safe and ensuring schools prepare them for life in modern Britain could not be more important.”

At St. Clare’s Catholic Primary School we actively promote these values in the following ways through PSHE and RE topics, Anti-bullying, Anti-Racism and other faiths work. 

Assemblies and collective worship teach respect for all, right and wrong, keeping safe, keeping the law, tolerance and difference.

In our R.E. work we teach about other faiths and law to respect all. Our work on spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is reported regularly to governors and all staff are aware of our ethos.

The election of the School Council members reflects our British electoral system and demonstrates democracy in action: pupils make speeches, pupils consider characteristics important for an elected representative, our pupils vote using ballot boxes.  Made up of two representatives from each class, the School Council meets regularly to discuss issues raised by different classes and attends Liverpool School’s Parliament events.

Our curriculum addresses different issues, cultures and encourages debate and discussion.

Please see our SMSC Planner and our Assembly Planner to see the events that take place across our school each year.