British Values

At Pot Kiln we aim to ensure pupils become valuable and fully rounded members of society who treat others with respect and tolerance, regardless of background.

We promote the basic British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance for those of different faiths and beliefs. This ensures young people understand the importance of respect and leave school fully prepared for life in modern Britain.

These Values are at the heart of our school and we use every opportunity to celebrate them with governors, pupils, parents and staff; they are fundamental to our school ethos and culture.

Pupils encounter these Core Values throughout their school journey at Pot Kiln. We believe they are crucial in creating our atmosphere of mutual respect, responsibility and acceptance. Through our curriculum, our daily routines, our inclusive and ever vigilant approach to pastoral care and our high standards and expectations, we believe we can fulfil our aim to develop young people who are independently minded with the ability to use their core values alongside their compassion in making decisions in the wider world.

Listed below are examples of our approach to these Values within our school community. This represents the ways in which we look at this important aspect of a young person’s moral, philosophical and emotional education.


  • Pupil voice is central to Pot Kiln Primary. Through our School Council, House Captains, Head Pupils and House assemblies we nurture an understanding of how pupils can influence decision-making through the democratic process.


  • Our No Outsiders programme is embedded throughout daily life in the school. Demonstrating a culture of acceptance to different faiths or beliefs to oneself. Further, it explores how ‘Difference’ should be accepted and tolerated, and should not be the cause of prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour. An understanding of the importance of identifying and combatting discrimination.


  • At Pot Kiln our ‘House’ system ensures every pupil is part of a ‘House’ that is directly linked to a British Value. Through our House assemblies, House points and competitions, we actively promote these values.


  • Using the THRIVE approach to nurture and support pastoral care we encourage respect, tolerance and individual growth. The class based sessions are grounded by our positive culture of British Values.