Stirchley Primary School

  1. Key Information
  2. British Values


British Values

The Department for Education (DfE) have reinforced 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.”


At Stirchley Primary, these values are embedded within our curriculum. 


Pupils have the opportunity to have their voices heard through our School Council and Pupil questionnaires. The elections of House Captains take place on an annual basis and involve the whole school taking part in the process – campaigning and voting. Pupil voice is very important to us here at Stirchley Primary.


The Rule of Law:

The importance of rules, whether they are those that govern the school or the country, are reinforced throughout the school day and encourage good behaviour.  Pupils understand why we have laws and the consequences when laws are broken.


Individual Liberty:

Within school, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices.  As a school, we educate and provide boundaries for young pupils to make choices safely, through the provision of a safe environment and empowering education. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms in a safe manner, for example through our E-Safety and SCARF lessons.

Mutual Respect:

All members of the school community show each other respect. This is taught about during our twice weekly SCARF sessions, assemblies and through our ACORNS values.


Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs:

This is achieved through enhancing pupils’ understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society and by giving them opportunities to experience such diversity. Assemblies and discussions examine prejudice-based bullying and are supported by learning in RE and PHSE. Members of different faiths or religions and those of none, are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within classes and the school. Our whole school assemblies are planned carefully to ensure a wide range of faiths and traditions are celebrated.