British Values


In support of the Department for Education document: Promoting fundamental British values as part of SMSC in schools, Departmental advice for maintained schools, November 2014.

At Gatley Primary School, we value the diversity of the backgrounds of all pupils, families and the wider school community and strongly believe in upholding British values through all aspects of our school provision.


The Department for Education states that there is a 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 reflects British values in all that we do. We aim to nurture our children on their journey through life so they can grow into safe, caring, democratic, responsible and tolerant adults who make a positive difference to British society and to the world and the wider world.


In all our provision, both academic and otherwise, we endeavour for our school community to develop an understanding of British values and a strong desire to uphold them both now and as future British citizens.


British Values at Gatley Primary School

Our school has the school values of: independence, achieve, life skills, social responsibility and choice, which are deeply embedding in our work every day. These values support us to promote the British Values through:

Choice= Tolerance

Life skills= Democracy

Social responsibility= Mutual respect

                                                      Independence= Individual liberty

                                                      Achieve= Rule of law





Democracy is an important value at our school. Pupils are always listened to be adults and are taught to listen carefully and with concern to each other, respecting the right of every individual to have their opinions and voices hears. Pupils have the opportunity to have their voices heard through our Pupil Parliament and also their involvement in ‘The Great Debate’. The elections of members of the Pupil Parliament are based on pupil vote.


The Rule of Law


The importance of laws whether they are those that govern the class, the school or the country, are consistently reinforced. We have a clearly structured behaviour policy which all staff and pupils understand and follow and when moving around school children move like CHAMPS