British Values


It is our aim to ensure that our children leave Marlborough Primary School as thoughtful, responsible individuals, who are confident and well prepared for life in modern Britain.

Through the delivery of a broad and balanced curriculum, we develop our children's understanding of, and provide opportunities for our children to become engaged in learning and activities that foster and promote the four British values: democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs. We teach them to understand their rights and responsibilities within school, the local community and as members of society, and to have self-respect and respect and tolerance for others.



We teach our children how they can influence the decision making process within school, within communities and within the wider world. We encourage and support the development of leadership and cooperative skills by providing opportunities for them to propose and discuss ideas; voice their opinions and defend their points of view; and listen to others and make decisions through the democratic process.

The Rule of Law:

Ensuring that our children are taught how to stay safe, and know how to help others stay safe, is of paramount importance to us at Marlborough. We teach our children to recognise the difference between right and wrong; providing opportunities for them to make good choices, and help them understand the positive and negative impact that their actions may have on their own and others' lives.

Individual Liberty:

Independence and independent thought are key skills that we endeavour to instil in our children. 'Marlborough Mindset' aims to help our children develop resilience and self-motivation; and provide them with the confidence to challenge themselves, make their own choices and express their opinions; while knowing how to keep healthy and safe.

Mutual Respect and Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs:

We place great importance on ensuring that our children understand how to treat themselves and other people with respect, regardless of their differences. We provide opportunities for our children to learn about differences in people's faiths and beliefs, reinforcing the importance of respecting and showing tolerance towards others.

We will actively challenge pupils, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British Values, including 'extremist' views.