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.


Enquires across the school also have seven re-occurring themes which provide another opportunity to discuss British Values. As a result of returning to these themes every year in different contexts, the children deepen and broaden their understanding of these themes.





Giving City

Altruism and Ethics

Creative City

Creativity & Problem Solving

Moving City

Interconnectivity and Movement

My City

Community & Citizenship

Wild City

Nature & Environment

Playful City

Collaboration & Culture

Future City

Future thinking & Agency


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.