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British Values

British Values

In November 2014 the Department for Education published guidance on promoting British values in schools to ensure young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain.  All schools have a duty to ‘actively promote’ the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. These values were first set out by the government in the ‘Prevent’ strategy in 2011.


As part of this, all schools must have a clear strategy for embedding these values and show how their work with pupils has been effective in doing so.  Particularly around welfare to improve safeguarding, and the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development (SMSC) of pupils to strengthen the barriers to extremism.

At Abel Smith, these values are enforced regularly.  Please use the links below to see our examples: