British Values

Below you will find a description as to how the Fundamental British Values are taught and celebrated in our school. 

The Fundamental British Values

The Government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy. These values have been reinforced by the Department of Education in 2014, stating the need ‘to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.’ (DFE, 2014)

At Clapgate, we understand that the society we live in is diverse, and therefore our curriculum and life within school reflects this. For our children, we aim to continually weave the thread of the fundamental British Values throughout our day-to-day school life. British values are promoted in so much of what we do, not least during our assemblies, Religious Education and Personal, Social and Health Education sessions. The values have always been an integral part of our school mission and values and are entwined within our five golden threads. 

The fundamental British values will be taught both explicitly and implicitly within our curriculum at all key stages. We have a reward system in place that develops children’s understanding of the meaning of democracy, law, liberty, respect and tolerance, and rewards children for showing positive attitudes, choices, and behaviours in the context of British values.



These are our British Values reward cards. These cards are unique to our school and have been designed by our children.  Each week, a minimum of one child from each class is rewarded for demonstrating attitudes or behaviours in line with one of the five fundamental British Values. The children get to keep the collectable ‘Pokemon’ style card and their name appears on the weekly Clapgate Courier.