British Values

British Values and Our School Ethos:

The government set out its definition of ‘British values’ in the ‘Prevent Strategy’ (2011), which was designed to prevent the extremism and religious radicalization of young people. British values are considered by the present government to be democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs. The promotion of ‘British values’ is central to Anglican education as British values have their origin in the Christian values of our nation, and consequently British Values are embodied within the culture and ethos of our school.


British Values


The rule of law

Individual liberty

Mutual Respect and Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs

Christian Values of Beresford Memorial First School

RespectThe Roman Centurion

Luke 7.1-10
‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.’

Matthew 7.12
HopeJesus is born

Luke 2.5-18
‘But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.”

Matthew 7.12
KindnessThe Good Samaritan

Luke 10.25-27
‘Love your neighbour as yourself’.

Luke 10.27
CreativityCreation Story

Genesis V 1-2.2
‘In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.’

Genesis 1.1
HonestyJacob and Esau

Genesis 27
‘But he said, “Your brother came deceitfully and took your blessing.”

Genesis 27.35
CourageDavid and Goliath

1 Samuel 17
David said to Saul, “Let no one lose heart on account of this Philistine; your servant will go and fight him.”

1 Samuel 17.32
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