British Values

 The DfE have recently reinforced the need:
“to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to 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.”
At Buckingham Primary Nursery we aim for our children to 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 with different faiths and beliefs.

Mutual Respect and the Tolerance of those with different Faiths and Beliefs

Respect is a fundamental value which is communicated to children through our daily practice in the Nursery. This is also supported through our Nursery rules.  


​Democracy is a value that children meet when discussing respect and fairness:
  • ‘Nursery rules’.
  • Children’s voice is always valued and listened to.
  • Whenever possible we model the democratic process informally.
  • Children are given plenty of opportunities to share their views – across the curriculum.
  • Children are also taught to respect public institutions and service as part of their learning.
e.g. ‘People who help us.’ 

​Rule of Law

All children are taught to understand the importance of making’ right choices’. Children are taught to understand that we need to make right choices to keep our school a ‘happy and safe place to learn’.
Our Personal, Social and Emotional curriculum provides staff with further opportunities to embed our ‘values and rules.’
We teach children the importance of keeping to the school rules.

Individual Liberty

Children are strongly encouraged to develop independence in learning and to think for themselves.
We support the children in becoming confident, effective independent learners and citizens in many of our curriculum activities.
We foster children taking responsibility for their own action e.g. their ‘Choice.’
We teach children that with freedom comes responsibilities for their behaviour.

​Tolerance of Different Faiths and Beliefs 

We enhance pupil understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society and we provide opportunities to experience such diversity. This is done through all curriculum areas and aspects of learning.