British Values

Individual Liberty – we are free to be who we want, love who we want, believe what we want.

In Britain, as long as we do not break the law, we can live as we choose to and have our own opinions about things.

Democracy – we are free to vote as we want, take part in politics and choose a government.

Britain is a democracy – this means means that the people in Britain vote for the people who make the laws and decide how the country is run. If we didn’t have a democracy, just one person might be able to make all the laws and that would not be fair.

Rule of Law – we can live safely and fairly in British law and feel strengthened by our justice system.

In Britain, we have a police force and a justice system who make sure people do not do the wrong thing and break the law – this means that we are safe.

Mutual Respect – we can give respect to others and we can expect other people to show us.

We might not always agree with other people, but we try to show respect for their thoughts and feelings.

Tolerance – we respect and live in peace we those of different faiths and beliefs to our own.

In Britain we accept that other people might have different beliefs than ours and they may believe in different religions.

Being British – we value and celebrate being part of Britain.

In general terms, this means that we celebrate traditions, such as customs in the course of the year, for example, Remembrance. We also value and celebrate national events e.g. Sports Relief. Furthermore, children learn about Britain’s place in the world through history and geography.