British Values

British Values

Please see below our British Values statement, which is in accordance with guidance from the Department for Education.

At Bridge Farm Primary, we endeavour to embed British Values throughout our entire curriculum. The children will understand the importance of these key British Values:

Rule of Law

  • The rules of our school as well as our country. All children contribute to their class charters at the start of the year - this supports with setting high expectations for the children’s behaviour. We encourage the children to take responsibility for their actions.
  • How do our laws compare to those of other countries, and our own country in the past?
  • Why do we need laws? What would it be like without them?


  • How Democracy works within our country.
  • The children have opportunities to be democratic at school, for example by voting for class ambassadors.
  • The children understand that they have the Right to be listened to, and to make their own decisions.
  • How does our Democratic society compare to other countries’ parliamentary systems?

Mutual Respect

  • The children understand the importance of Respecting others, and that they have the Right to be Respected too.
  • The children learn about a wide range of different faiths and cultures.
  • The children understand discrimination, and they enjoy celebrating diversity.

Individual Liberty

  • Opportunities to voice their opinions and have them be respected.
  • The children understand that we live in a society with free speech, and how this may compare to countries without it.
  • The children work together to develop self-esteem and confidence.

Please see the photographs below for examples of our cross-curricular British Values learning.