Catholic Values and 'British Values'

In guidance for maintained schools, issued by the Department for Education in November 2014, a list was provided that describes the understanding and knowledge expected of pupils as a result of schools promoting fundamental British values.  During inspections, an evaluation is made as to how well a school promotes these values and prepares pupils for life in modern Britain. The British values are: 

  • Democracy
  • Justice/Rule of Law
  • Individual Liberty
  • Mutual Respect
  • Tolerance

At St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Primary School we strongly believe that our ‘Christian Ethos’, which is firmly rooted in the values of the Gospel and teachings of the Catholic Church, is very much aligned to these values being promoted by the government as ‘British’. As a community of many different cultures, we also recognise that that these values are not uniquely British.  We ensure that through our school vision, ethos, agreed rules, curriculum and teaching we promote respect and tolerance for all cultures, faiths and lifestyles.

Please visit the British Values: the Curriculum page for more information.