Fundamental British Values

Underpinned by our values of Respect, Achievement and Perseverence

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This statement outlines the key British Values we actively promote at Hellingly Community Primary School to ensure our children grow into responsible citizens, enabled to have a positive influence on British society and the world.

We encourage our children to be creative, unique, open-minded and independent individuals, respectful of themselves and others in our school, our local community and the wider world.

Our school is committed to serving the community and surrounding areas. We recognise the multi-cultural, multi-faith nature of the United Kingdom and understand the crucial role our school plays in promoting these values.

Respect & Tolerance

  • We promote respect as one of our values and it is actively displayed in every classroom.
  • We recognise the need for mutual respect and have a PSHEe curriculum that actively teaches us this.
  • We discuss differences of faith, ethnicity, disability, gender and families and have a curriculum that actively promotes equality and enables us to have equal opportunities.
  • We have respect for our own and others' culturesand do not tolerate discriminatory behaviour.
  • We celebrate differences and recognise that we are all unique through achievement assemblies, visitors into school, links with the wider community.

Individual Liberty

  • We are responsible for our own behaviour and have clear rewards and sanctions to support us with this process.
  • We are an anti-bullying school and every member of the school is displayed on our anti-bullying wall saying no to bullying.
  • We promote self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence by promoting a learning culture in the classroom that celebrates perseverance and independence.
  • We challenge stereotypes and bias and do not tolerate prejudice.
  • We are able to make choices in learning with a wide range of curricular clubs and opportunities to deepen learning.


  • We listen to all views and feel able to voice our own views freely and peacefully.
  • We are encouraged to discuss & debate topics of interest within the classroom, express our views and make meaningful contributions.
  • We understand the democratic process and have assemblies and workshops to support this e.g. visit from Parliament, local MP, visit to House of Lords.
  • We vote via a democratic process and respect the result of the majority e.g. voting for Class Councilors and our Pupil Leadership Team.
  • We get involved in school activities that support local and national charities and actively fundraise for events.

Rule of Law

  • We uphold our school values of Respect, Achievement and Perseverance and our high expectations are clear for all to see.
  • We know the difference between right and wrongand are clear about sanctions and rewards associated with right and wrong.
  • We know rules protect us and understand the concept of consequences when rules are broken.
  • We respect the rules and work together to achieve our own individual commitment targets.
  • We recognise how society supports and promotes the rule of law through regular visits and workshops from the Police, Fire Service, Ambulance Service and Childline.