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Curriculum  »  British Values

Preparing Children for Life in Modern Britain

At Primrose Lane Primary School we nurture our children on their journey through life so they can grow into safe, caring, democratic, responsible and tolerant adults who make a positive difference to British society and to the world. We encourage our children to be creative, unique, open-minded and independent individuals, respectful of themselves and of others in our school, our local community and the wider world. We take our responsibility to prepare children for life in modern Britain very seriously ensure that the fundamental British Values are introduced, discussed and lived out through the ethos and work of our school. All curriculum areas provide a vehicle for furthering understanding of these concepts. In particular, our values based assemblies and RE, SMSC, PSHE lessons provide excellent opportunities to deepen, develop, understand and actively promote their application to their own lives. Actively promoting also means challenging pupils, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British Values, including ‘extremist’ views. At Primrose Lane our values permeate all areas of school life.



At Primrose Lane  


Intended Impact

Mutual Respect and the Tolerance of those with different Faiths and Beliefs

Respect and tolerance are fundamental school values, around which pivots much of the work of the school. They are discussed explicitly during RE and PHSE lessons and implicitly during our interactions with children and each other. Children learn about different faiths through the RE curriculum. Stories from different religions and cultures are shared regularly in class and during assemblies. Children as experts talk about their own faith. Religious festivals from range of faiths celebrated.

  • RE/PSHE/Science curriculum
  • Medium term curriculum planning
  • Assemblies
  • Learning Walks for behaviour and behaviour for learning
  • School Values
  • Website
  • Pupil survey outcomes

Children can articulate why respect is important, how they show respect to others and how they feel about it for themselves. Mutual respect is evident throughout school. Children’s behaviour demonstrates their good understanding of these values in action.
Children can talk about their own beliefs and practices and can compare and contrast with those of others. They ask and answer questions about different faiths. Negative comments or attitudes are perceived as unacceptable and children challenge these appropriately.


The children at Primrose Lane see democracy borne out in the everyday running of our school and see this as being an essential component of successful team working. Democracy is a value that children meet when discussing respect, co-operation and fairness and they have direct experience of democracy in action through elections for School Council each year. Pupil Voice is heard and acted upon.

  • School Council minutes
  • Learning Walks for behaviour and behaviour for learning
  • School Values
  • Play Leaders


Children are able to work cooperatively in pairs and groups, as well as in whole class situations. They understand about turn taking and respecting the views of others. Children in KS2 in particular have clear understanding of fairness and are assertive when ensuring this.
Children use school council to make changes which benefit themselves and others.

Rule of Law

School rules are clear and applied consistently through our ‘Good to be green’ approach to behaviour management. Each class develops golden ‘rules’ which are debated, discussed and agreed on.
The curriculum includes learning about the law. Opportunities to develop positive relationships with local police, including the Safer School Officer and Community Officers, are maximised from an early age.

  • School rules, Class rules
  • Behaviour for learning
  • School Values
  • PSHE lessons

Children are able to articulate how and why we need to behave in school They understand the importance of school rules, feel they are fair and necessary and follow them.
Children can explain why we need laws in society.

Individual Liberty

Children learn about the ‘UN Rights of the child’, considering the lives of children around the world. They are encouraged to act to make positive change so more children can achieve those rights.
Concepts of rights and responsibilities are part of everyday discussion with children.

  • SMSC and cross curricular work


Children know about rights and the implications for children who do not have them. They are clear about the links between rights and responsibilities.