British Values

At Grange Community Junior School, we follow a set of values for living and learning.

Our values guide our thinking and our behaviour so that we can become the best people we can be.

Our government think values are important and have decided that we should have a set of values for our country.

They have called them British values.


We all live in Britain and so we are all part of this country.

What countries make up the British Isles?

As a school, we value and celebrate many British traditions.  We mark Remembrance Day, Christmas and Easter.

What other British traditions can you think of?

Who is British?

Although everyone in the UK has British citizenship, they have different nationalities:  they may originate from Wales, Scotland and England or from countries overseas.

Who do you know that has emigrated to Britain form a country overseas?

In Britain we have British values

  • Democracy
  • Rule of law
  • Individual liberty
  • Mutual respect and tolerance

All our values mean we can share things in common – an identity – with our neighbour or fellow human being

Democracy – making decisions together

Democracy means everyone can have a say.  At school we take it in turns, we collaborate and work together.

We respect the rights of others who have their opinions.  Societies, Let’s think English and PHSCE sessions are excellent for this.

You to represent your views in school vote in our school councillors.

At Grange, we have Building Learning Power values so that you take ownership of your learning for yourselves.

Rules and Laws      

We have rules and laws to govern and protect us in school and in our country.

We have school rules and class rules.  Can you name them?

We know the difference between right and wrong.

Individual liberty – Freedom for all

At school we encourage all of you to develop skills, interests and ideas.

Did you know that the law says that you can choose your own faith to follow?

We encourage you to develop your own character and personality – who you are as well as how you are makes a difference!

Mutual respect and tolerance

We need to live and work in peace and harmony.

To do this we need to treat others, as we want to be treated.

We need to respect those who have other faiths and backgrounds, as they need to respect us.

We are proud to celebrate our different backgrounds.

We respect all those around us.

We enjoy learning about other faiths and cultures in particularly in RE, Geography, Art and through stories in assembly.

How we help to promote the British Values

The British Values are defined as democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs. We promote these values through our own school values, curriculum and wider curriculum activities and whole school events and opportunities.