British Values Statement

The document sets out how we, at Mottram Primary School, develop and promote British Values throughout our school and within our curriculum.

“We want every school to promote the basic British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance for those of different faiths and beliefs”. Lord Nash

A key part of our plan for education is to ensure children become valuable and fully rounded members of society who treat others with respect and leave school fully prepared for life in modern Britain.

British Values;

  • The Rule of Law
  • Democracy
  • Individual Liberty
  • Mutual Respect
  • Tolerance for those of different faiths and beliefsTo do this our children will develop:


  • An understanding of how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process
  • An understanding that the freedom to hold other faiths and beliefs is protected in law
  • An acceptance that people having different faiths or beliefs to oneself( or having none) should be accepted and tolerated, and should not be the cause of prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour
  • An understanding of the importance of identifying and combating discrimination

The mission statement and aims of the school carefully reflect these values, and the whole school strives to uphold them.

Mission Statement


The Rule of Law

  • Mission statement
  • Behaviour policy
  • Display of Codes of Conducts in each classroom
  • Playground rules

Individual Liberty

  • Mission statement
  • Behaviour policy
  • P.S.H.E. policy


  • Displays of activities

Mutual Respect

    • Mission statement
    • Behaviour policy
  • P.S.H.E. policy


  • Displays of activities
  • Displays of positive values around schoolWe all have high expectations of achievements and behaviour. Children and staff are polite and kind.    
  • Tolerance for those of different faiths and beliefs
  • Our teachers make lessons enjoyable and interesting and everyone is expected to do their best and respect others.
  • All members of the school values are equally valued.
  • We believe that everyone has their own special gifts and we are expected to use them.
  • Mission statement
  • P.S.H.E. Policy
  • R.E. Policy
  • Worship plans
  • Alternative faith work as part of R.E. – planning and work
  • Activities within school support both children and adults of different and no faith, the children are taught respect and tolerance of these groups and the opinions and feelings of the people are taken into account with all activities.
  • Daily worship although centrally Christian reflects and teaches the children about tolerance for different faiths and beliefs.