British Values

What are the 4 main British Values?


Pupils, parents and staff have the right to have their voices heard.

The Rule of Law

The importance of law and rules should be referred to and reinforced to teach children to distinguish right from wrong. This will help to teach children to take responsibility for their own actions.

Individual Liberty 

Promote the freedom of choice and the right to respectfully express views and beliefs in a safe environment. Helping to teach children to take responsibity for their beghaviour.

Mutual Respect and Tolerance of those with different faiths or beliefs

Children are taught to show empathy and understanding of people from different backgrounds to themselves. Give children the opportunity to learn about different cultures and beleiefs.

As of November 2014, Schools are required to promote British Values. At Meredith, we use the character Paddington Bear to help young children learn more about the above values at their level of understanding.

Our British values statement