British Values

Buckler’s Mead is committed to  promoting fundamental British values as part of developing well rounded upstanding citizens who are able to make a valuable contribution to the community and British society.

The Department for Education defines British Values as follows:

  • Democracy- Respect for democracy and support or participation in the democratic process.

  • Rule of Law- Respect for the basis on which the law is made and applies in England.

  • Mutual Respect- Support for equality of opportunity for all.

  • Individual Liberty- Support and respect for the liberties of all within the law.

  • Tolerance- Respect for and tolerance of different faiths and religious and other beliefs.

We teach these values  through a wide range of educational activities and opportunities. These values are also articulated and role modelled by our staff on a daily basis.

Our pupils are taught the importance of being kind, compassionate and respectful to everyone that they meet, irrespective of their faith, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class or any other perceived differences.


To learn more about how students learn about British Values and how it is promoted, please follow the link below. 


British Values Information Booklet- Click Link 


The impact of promoting British Values within the school include:


  • Pupils demonstrate a clear understanding and respect for democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect, evident in their behaviour, interactions, and contributions to school life.

  • Pupils showing an appreciation for the diverse cultures and beliefs that make up British society.

  • Pupils demonstrate strong values such as empathy, tolerance, and respect for others, both within the school and in the wider community.

  • Pupils actively engage in opportunities for social action and community involvement, demonstrating their commitment to British society.

  • A positive, inclusive school culture where all members of the school community feel valued, respected, and supported.

  • An inclusive and welcoming school community where diversity is celebrated, respected and understood

  • Parents expressing confidence in the school's approach to promoting British Values and feeling actively involved in their child's education.