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St Swithun Wells'Catholic Primary School

‘where the love of God is always present’


British Values

St Swithun Wells' Catholic Primary School is committed to serving its local national and international community. It recognises the multi-cultural, multi faith and ever-changing landscape of the United Kingdom. It also understands the vital role it has in ensuring that groups or individuals within any environment are not subjected to intimidation or radicalisation by those wishing to unduly, or illegally, influence them. Our school fosters a strong sense of belonging both to the school community and as a citizen of Britain with the responsibilities that citizenship brings. The school has policies in place regarding Equality, to ensure that there will be no discrimination against any individual or group, regardless of faith, ethnicity, gender, status or similar. It seeks to serve all so that everyone feels a sense of belonging. The Government emphasises that schools are required to ensure that key ‘British Values’ are taught in all UK schools. The government set out its definition of British values in the ‘Prevent Strategy’ – values of: 

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


At St Swithun Wells we use opportunities to promote these values across the curriculum including RE,  PSHE, Topic learning and Assemblies. This is embedded in the rich ethos of our school.