British values


Since September 2014, schools have been required to actively promote fundamental British values to meet the new Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) education standard.

What are British values?
There is some debate about the answer to this question; however, the document “Promoting fundamental British Values as part of the SMSC in schools” says “schools should 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.”  It is this list of values that are used as a basis for our Statement of British Values.

Mortimer St. John’s Statement of British Values