Dulverton Primary School

British Values

British Values

Teaching British Values at Dulverton is an important way to enable all children to embrace the key values that they need to be equipped for life in modern British society. Students at our school develop self-knowledge, are better able to make the right choices and make contributions to the wider school and their community by studying and promoting the British Values of: democracy; the rule of law; individual liberty; mutual respect; and acceptance for those with different faiths and beliefs.

A culture built upon freedom and equality, where everyone is aware of their rights and responsibilities.

The rule of law
The need for rules to make a happy, safe and secure environment to live and work.

Individual liberty
Protection of your rights and the rights of others around you.

Mutual respect & tolerance of different faiths and beliefs
Understanding that we all don’t share the same beliefs and values. Respecting those values, ideas and beliefs of others whilst not imposing our own onto them.


Intent, Implementation & Impact


At Dulverton Primary School, we prepare our learners for life in modern Britain by  teaching them British values, thus equipping them to be responsible, respectful and active citizens who contribute positively to society. It will develop their understanding and appreciation of diversity. The children will learn to celebrate what we have in common and promote respect for the different protected characteristics as defined by law. At Dulverton we promote the British values strands of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance for those of different faiths and beliefs throughout the curriculum. We aim to implement British values into all twelve of our school values -  two values for each half term. These include: Integrity, high expectations, kindness, difference, friendships, curiosity, respect, independence, care, community, love of learning and achievement.



Our children are given lots of opportunities to become responsible, respectful and active citizens who contribute positively to society. We ensure that pupils are provided with opportunities to demonstrate how democracy works through actively promoting the democratic processes. Each year the school holds an election for the school House Captains  where all Year 6 children are given the opportunity to prepare a manifesto and deliver it to their Houses. After  campaigning the children can vote for their candidate and the results are announced in assembly. School council members are also elected democratically and meetings are held once a week and this way we ensure our pupils have a voice.

 We help children celebrate differences and encourage each pupil to feel good about themselves, where they fit in the world and appreciate diversity in others. Through Religious Education, pupils develop their knowledge of the world faiths, and their understanding and awareness of the beliefs, values and traditions of other individuals, societies, communities and cultures. 

British values are taught alongside other curriculum areas, for example, within the PSHE  curriculum, children learn how to be strong, active and tolerant members of society who have rights and responsibilities as a member of a diverse society. In Science children are encouraged to show cooperation, sensitivity, and tolerance of each other during problem solving activities. In English, children read stories and write about mutual respect, tolerance and individual liberty. 

Whole school assemblies are held weekly, where children are encouraged to show mutual respect towards others. Dulverton celebrates special days, such as Remembrance Day and the Olympics to acknowledge British Culture. 




• Children will become responsible, respectful, active citizens of Britain who contribute positively to society.

 • Children will achieve academic success and be of good character, celebrating what we have in common and promoting respect for the different protected characteristics as defined by law. 

• Children will leave school with an understanding and respect for democracy,  the rule of law and individual liberty.

• Children will continue their education journey showing their mutual respect and tolerance to all creeds and faiths.

British Values Document 2023