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British Values

The values I’m talking about – a belief in freedom, tolerance of others, accepting personal and social responsibility, respecting and upholding the rule of law – are the things we should try to live by every day. To me they’re as British as the Union Flag, as football, as fish and chips. Of course, people will say that these values are vital to other people in other countries. And, of course, they’re right. But what sets Britain apart are the traditions and history that anchors them and allows them to continue to flourish and develop.”

David Cameron 2014


The Department for Education define British values as having 5 different elements:

• Democracy
• The rule of law
• Individual liberty
• Mutual respect
• Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

The promotion of British values and ethos is a key part of life at Abbey Fields and they are an integral and long standing element to our approach to teaching and learning and the wider nursery community. We actively promote British values in our approach to children, parents, the community and other stakeholders. 

As the above statement from David Cameron highlights, the term ‘British values’ can be misleading as these values as also held by many other countries and cultures across the world. The following information highlights just a few of the ways that these values form part of our every day school life.