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Promoting British Values

Our school prides itself on its sense of community and upholding the positive values of a traditional village school.  The school’s ethos statement – Global School Vision, Village School Values – encapsulates the kind of school we continually aspire to be. We aim to provide an arena for learning which encompasses all that the local area and wider world has to offer. We aim to draw on local expertise and explore the neighbouring environment while also ensuring that children’s experiences stretch much further than their own doorstep. Children feel safe in their environment and have a positive attitude to learning. We foster a culture which develops social skills and self-awareness, while placing equal value in strong communication and cultural sensitivity.

The DfE have recently 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 and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”

Our school has firmly adopted these principles and ensure they underpin all aspects of our taught curriculum and our wider school life.

Stakeholder Responsibilities:

It is the responsibility of every member of our school community to ensure that we all follow the principles outlined in all of our policies and procedures. We welcome any contribution to our assemblies or to talk to specific groups about different faiths and beliefs. Additionally, should you feel that the school or any member of the school team is not upholding these values, we would ask that you raise your concern with the Headteacher or Chair of Governors.

What does it mean to be British?

What the children of Walton on the Hill Primary School said:

The Weather - varied and unpredictable

The World - wide use of the English language

Quite wealthy in comparison to other countries

Union between different countries of Britain

Lovely countryside

Bad at football!

Lots of different races, ethnic backgrounds and religions

Lots of celebrations

Lots of people want to move and live here

Lots of talented people

Lots of good singers and musicians

Lots of important, special buildings

Good health care and hygiene with lots of medicines

Not too crowded and space to live

Good Education

Great Queen & Royal Family

Children can play and have fun

Generous people who give to charity and help others

What other members our school community said:

Roast Dinner

TV Soap Operas

Remembrance / Poppy Day

Village Events

(e.g. Walton May Pageant)

British Humour

Regional Differences

Fish and Chips

The Beatles

The Great British Pub

Cream Tea

Curry Houses

Woodland Walks

‘Old School’ Traditions

Farmers Markets


Charities Events

Seaside Holidays

Rich and varied cultures and tolerance between all groups in society

Please visit our website for further information about our school values and our curriculum learning values: