British Values

We encourage pupils to respect the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance with those of different faiths and beliefs through the delivery of the Everyone’s welcome at Woodstock curriculum. We take reasonably practicable steps to offer a balanced presentation of all views however partisan political views are not promoted.


  • Children involved in the democratic process—voting in a student councillor 
  • Everyone’s welcome at Woodstock curriculum opportunities
  • Children know their views count, value each other’s views and values and talk about their feelings 
  • Everyone has a voice

Rule of Law 

  • The Woodstock way for behaviour —consistently used across the school
  • Reflections opportunities through the use of assemblies
  • Parent/carers and pupil questionnaires about behaviour/safety
  • Police visits - safety and to understand the law
  • Staff ensure that children understand their own and others’ behaviour and its consequences, and learn to distinguish right from wrong
  • Everyone’s welcome at Woodstock curriculum opportunities

Mutual respect 

  • Social, Emotional Aspects of Learning taught across all year groups as part of the Everyone’s welcome at Woodstock curriculum
  • Positive relationships modelled and encouraged through and outside the curriculum
  • All stakeholders working together for the school community
  • Competitive and fair sporting activities are encouraged for all.
  • Year six peer mentors supporting younger pupils at lunchtimes
  • Topics based on ‘learning about our community’.
  • Assemblies that reinforce our values through the six key drivers of: Family, Gender, Belief, Identity, Race, Religion.

Personal responsibility and liberty 

  • Home School Agreement
  • School ethos and assemblies
  • Reflection on learning and behaviour
  • High expectations for all
  • Pupils understand the importance of their own learning and know they can achieve great things in their own right.

Tolerance of culture, faith and others 

  • Celebration of religious festivals
  • Displays that increase awareness of other cultures
  • Appreciation of other cultures
  • School diary and calendar recognises identity, culture and faith of others
  • RE curriculum (each phase visiting different places of worship and representatives from religious groups en-couraged to talk to the children)
  • Resources are used that challenge gender, cultural and racial stereotyping