British Values

British Values Statement

At Shirley Manor Primary Academy  we recognise the multicultural, multi-faith nature of the United Kingdom and understand the crucial role that schools play in promoting these values.


As a community we embrace the Government’s definition of British Values:

  • Democracy
  • The rule of law
  • Individual liberty
  • Mutual respect
  • Respect for those with different faiths and beliefs

Examples of the ways that the various values are promoted include:

  • Values are embedded within our  GROWTH mantra
  • An active school council promote democracy and include all pupils in decisions made about their school
  • Parents from other countries, and visitors from other faiths, share their language and culture with pupils
  • At school, children are actively encouraged  to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment

Value of the term

Each term we concentrate on a core value.  A different element is focused on each week. This is introduced in assembly on Monday. All adults make reference to it throughout the week. Values are promoted in many different ways including:

  • Assemblies where stories, images, events and music promote the values
  • Religious education lessons covering key religions represented in the UK, to promote understanding of religious diversity and practices
  • PE lessons promoting the concept of ‘fair play’

Please see below our British values grid for more information on how we incorporate these principles to our curriculum.