British Values

In June 2014, David Cameron emphasised the important role that British values can play in education. Further, how well a school promotes such values is an aspect of Ofsted’s inspection process.

British values are promoted and woven into  much of what we do at St. Charles’, for example, through school assemblies, the ‘Come and See’ religious education programme, and social and emotional aspects of learning.

As well as actively promoting British values, the opposite also applies: we would actively challenge pupils, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British values, including ‘extremist’ views.

The term ‘British values’ might be slightly misleading in that these values are integral to so many countries throughout the world – they differ in no way from the values of most western European countries.

Below are some examples of how British Values are woven into our curriculum and school community.


Rules and Laws

Individual Liberty

Mutual Respect and Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs