British Values

De Bohun Primary School British Values Statement

At De Bohun Primary School, we value the diversity of backgrounds of all pupils, families and wider school community.

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”.

The Department for Education defines British Values as follows:

  • Respect for democracy and support or participation in the democratic process
  • Respect for the basis on which the law is made and applies in England
  • Support for equality of opportunity for all
  • Support and respect for the liberties of all within the law
  • Respect for and tolerance of different faiths and religious and other 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. We encourage our children to be creative, unique, open-minded and independent individuals, respectful of themselves and of others in our school, our local community and the wider world.

Click British Values Overview to see how we integrate and promote British Values into what we do at De Bohun. In 2019/2020, we are looking to further integrate this work into our curriculum (for example, see for information on our Big Vote assembly).

As part of the school’s work on British Values, a member of the Senior Leadership Team will be visiting each class to talk about ‘Embracing our Differences’ and ‘Racial Discrimination’. It’s vital we encourage and work with all children to understand the core message we should:

‘Recognise that, no matter our skin colour, accent the language we speak or where we are from, we are all equal and deserve the same rights and treatment.’

This resource on Racial Discrimination will support the work that we do. Please discuss it with your child.