British Values

Statement on British Values


Bentley Wood High School is committed to serving its community and surrounding areas. It recognises the multicultural, multi faith and ever-changing nature of the United Kingdom, and therefore those it serves.

The school, as a ‘Community School’, accepts admissions from all those entitled to an education under British law, including pupils of all faiths or none. It follows the policies outlined by its governing body regarding equal opportunities, which guarantee that there will be no discrimination against any individual or group, regardless of faith, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, political or financial status, or similar. It seeks to serve all.

The Government emphasizes that schools are required to ensure that key ‘British Values’ are taught in all UK schools. The government set out its definition of British values in the ‘Prevent Strategy’ - values of:

  • democracy
  • the rule of law
  • individual liberty
  • mutual respect
  • tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs ‘Prevent Strategy’

The school holds that the ‘British values’ in question are a subset of, or continuous with, broader liberal democratic values shared by many globally. The school promotes a wide range of activities within the National Curriculum and beyond to secure such outcomes for children. The menus below outlines samples of when and where such British Values are shared. The list is not exhaustive, and represents only some of what we do.