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Last reviewed on 19 February 2018
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Are there examples of school website statements on British values? We link to a variety of school websites that provide a statement about British values. We also link to further information about the requirement to promote British values, and relay expert advice on writing a values statement.

No requirement to have a statement

There is currently no statutory requirement for school websites to include a statement on British values on their websites.

It also looks at the non-statutory guidance documents published by the Department for Education (DfE) on how to include British values in social, moral, spiritual and cultural (SMSC) development.

Examples from schools

Primary school in Newham

The British values statement of Elmhurst Primary School says:

As a school that serves a richly diverse community, we take our responsibility to promote community cohesion, generate a respect for difference and individual rights seriously.

The statements adds that its "challenging curriculum" encourages pupils to reflect upon their role as "emerging citizens". The year 6 curriculum includes a unit on Britishness, which allows pupils to "engage critically with stereotypes and prejudices".

A school council whose members take part in hustings and voting

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