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


Royal Commonwealth Observance Ceremony

St. Charles’ were represented at the Royal Commonwealth Day Observance Celebrations in London.

On Monday 14th March, Mrs. Walker and Mr. Cranney travelled to London with 8 children from across KS1 and KS2. We joined together with partner schools from English Martyrs and Blessed Sacrament. The children had a wonderful day and crammed in so many wonderful experiences.

The children travelled by train from Lime Street to London Euston and then across London using the Underground. Peter Dowd, MP for Bootle, was able to show us around Westminster Palace before the short walk over to Westminster Abbey. Also in attendance were the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, the Prime Minister and  former Prime Ministers, Ellie Goulding and Kofi Anaan, former Secretary to the United Nations.