Preparing Children for Life in Modern Britain

At Water Street School ensure that the fundamental British Values are introduced, discussed and lived out through the ethos and work of the school. All curriculum areas provide a vehicle for furthering understanding of these concepts and, in particular, RE, PSHE and Assemblies provide opportunities to deepen and develop understanding. 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. 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.

The Department for Education defines  British Values as:

  • Mutual Respect & Tolerance of Those with Different Beliefs
  • Democracy
  • Rule of Law
  • Individual Liberty

Preparing Children for Life in Modern Britain Statement