How we teach children about fundamental British Values

British Values at Blackhorse Primary


At Blackhorse our values of Respect, Pride, Bravery and Success underpin all that we do and are interwoven with the DfE's definition of 'fundamental British Values', namely:

  • democracy.
  • the rule of law.
  • individual liberty.
  • mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.


The Enquiry Curriculum themes and questions explore fundamental British Values in the context of our family, locality, city and country. The reoccurring themes within the Enquiry Curriculum provides an opportunity for progression of understanding over time. Enquiry Challenges allow children to demonstrate agency in promoting these values.


The Jigsaw Curriculum provides explicit teaching of fundamental British values every year.


The South Gloucestershire agreed syllabus for Religious Education explicitly teaches British values.


Additional planned opportunities such as School Council, and visits and visitors, provide children with lived experiences of these values.