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Hurst Knoll St James'

CE Primary School

Inspiring Faith and Learning for Life


British Values

Promoting British Values


At Hurst Knoll St. James’ we actively work to promote British Values to ensure that when children leave school, they do so prepared for life in modern Britain.


Children at our school are taught that all people are equal and that we want the best for everyone. Faith, race, culture and beliefs are not seen as barriers and points of opposition but as opportunities for better understanding and informed discussion. We respect the right that people have to hold a different opinion to ours and that while our views of ‘right and wrong’ may differ, we those who live in the UK are bound by British Law.


The key values that we teach and discuss are:

  • Democracy
  • Rule of law
  • Individual liberty
  • Mutual respect
  • Tolerance


Within school we have a house system and children are placed in one of four houses. The houses are named Law, Tolerance, Liberty and Democracy. Through their positive behaviours and actions around school, children can earn points which work toward individual and house rewards.