British Values

At Chiltern Primary School, our dedication is to be a warm and welcoming hub for our local community and the nearby areas. We celebrate the rich tapestry of cultures and faiths in the United Kingdom, acknowledging its dynamic and evolving nature. It's important to us that everyone we interact with feels included and valued. The government emphasises the teaching of key 'British Values' in all UK schools, as outlined in the 'Prevent Strategy,' and we wholeheartedly embrace this commitment in our school ethos.

In considering our contribution to the promotion of British Values at Chiltern Primary School, we offer illustrative examples of how we embed these values within our educational framework. This integration is evident in our PSHE provision, daily routines, and the cultivation of values and behaviours. It is important to view these examples as indicative of our approach, recognising that the list is not exhaustive but reflective of our commitment to instilling British Values throughout the school.


At our school, we make sure democracy is a real part of your child's experience. We use the democratic process for important decisions so your child can see how it works up close. In their lessons, like History, Religious Education, and PSHE, we talk about the idea of democracy, helping them understand its importance in their education.

The Rule of Law

In our school, we teach your child about the significance of laws in keeping everyone safe. They explore where these laws are made and learn about the role of the King in accepting laws discussed in the Houses of Parliament. We stress the importance of rules, whether they pertain to the class, the school (Our School Rules), or the country. These principles are consistently reinforced during regular school days, as well as through our restorative behavior approach and school assemblies. Your child not only grasps the value and reasons behind laws but also understands the responsibilities they carry and the consequences when rules are broken. We often have visits from authorities like the Police, which further emphasise these essential lessons.

Individual Liberty

In our school, we actively encourage children to make choices, assuring them of a safe and supportive environment. As a school, we educate and establish boundaries to help young pupils make choices safely, providing a secure environment and empowering education. Pupils are encouraged to be aware of, understand, and exercise their rights and personal freedoms. We guide them on how to make these choices safely, for instance, through our E-Safety and PSHE lessons. Whether it's choosing lunch, deciding how to record information, or participating in our various extracurricular clubs and opportunities, pupils have the freedom to make choices.

Mutual Respect

Part of our school ethos revolves around our core values, such as 'respect' and 'honesty.' Your child has engaged in discussions and assemblies exploring the meaning of these values and how they are demonstrated. We reinforce these principles through our School Rules. Additionally, our children learn about showing respect for those who contribute to keeping our country safe and actively participate in annual Remembrance Day memorials.

Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs

We achieve this by deepening pupils' understanding of their role in a culturally diverse society and providing them with opportunities to experience such diversity. Assemblies and discussions on prejudices and prejudice-based bullying are complemented by learning in Religious Education (RE) and Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE). We actively encourage members of different faiths or religions to share their knowledge, enriching the learning experience in classes and throughout the school.

If any member of the school community feels that the school is not meeting the requirement to promote British Values, they are encouraged to contact the school and share their concerns with the Headteacher. Similarly, if any member of the school community believes that someone working at the school is undermining the values stated here, they should report their concerns to the Headteacher.