British Values

We are committed to serving our community. We recognise the multi-cultural, multi-faith and ever-changing nature of the United Kingdom. We also understand the vital role we play in ensuring that groups or individuals within our school community are not subjected to discrimination, intimidation or radicalisation by those wishing to unduly, or illegally, influence them.

We accept admissions from all those entitled to an education under British law, including students of all faiths or none. We follow a rigorous diversity and equality scheme, which seeks to eradicate discrimination against any individual or group, regardless of faith, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexuality, disability, political or financial status, or similar. We aim to serve all of our community.

The Government emphasises that schools are required to ensure that key ‘British Values’ are taught in all UK schools. The government set out its definition of British values in the ‘Prevent Strategy’ – values of:

  • democracy
  • the rule of law
  • individual liberty
  • mutual respect
  • tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

We use strategies within the curriculum and beyond to ensure these values are communicated and acted upon.

At Nansen Primary School our spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) education permeates through the school’s curriculum, supports the development of the ‘whole child’ and includes the teaching and development of British Values such as:

  • To be conversant with examples of British creativity and/or culture
  • To uphold the rule of the law
  • To understand and exercise the notion of fair play
  • To appreciate the importance of equality before the law
  • To be aware of significant personalities, events and turning points in our history
  • To have some understanding of how a democratic political system works
  • To identify with different people and their cultures
  • To respect the opinions and beliefs of others
  • To cherish the individual liberty afforded to citizens of these islands
  • To support the principle of freedom of expression
  • To be committed to personal and social responsibilities
  • To develop a sense of community and togetherness

Curriclum Map of British Values at Nansen Primary School

Rules of Law

  • Classroom rules agreed at the beginning of the year alongside class charters
  • School rules
  • Behaviour policy
  • Assemblies
  • Visits from recognised authorities e.g. PSCO
  • Celebration assemblies and reward systems

Mutual Respect and Tolerance

  • Themed assemblies
  • Participation in charity events to raise money and support others (UNICEF, Sport Relief, Children in Need etc.)
  • Internal visitors and external trips
  • Physical Education
  • PSHE and RE; learning about a range of topics, cultures, beliefs and religion as well as personal, social and cognitive elements through PATHS.
  • UNICEF Rights Respecting School Award


  • Pupil voice
  • Pupil questionnaires
  • CORE ambassadors
  • School elections
  • House leaders and vice leaders
  • UNICEF ambassadors

Individual Liberty

  • Tackling challenges through positive reinforcement (play leaders, UNICEF ambassadors, anti-bullying campaigns)
  • Making choices in a safe environment
  • Learning how to keep ourselves safe through e-safety, stranger danger, road safety etc.
  • Extra-curricular activities