Bellefield CofE Primary & Nursery School

British Values

At Bellefield we actively promote British Values through our school vision, ethos, agreed rules, curriculum and teaching.

The government define these values as:

  • Democracy
  • The Rule of law
  • Individual liberty
  • Mutual respect
  • Tolerance of those of different faiths

As a church school, we value tolerance and respect of all ethnic and religious backgrounds of our pupils and families and undertake a variety of events and lessons to celebrate these. 

Through collective worship, we link together Christian values, values from other faiths and British values. Our five key values are respect, responsibility, courage, friendship and honesty which link directly to British values.


We have an elected school council who meet regularly to share and discuss views and ideas about a range of school issues.  We also are active participants in Trowbridge youth parliament which is run by our Assistant Headteacher and they work on issues for the whole town in collaboration with children from other schools.

The Rule of Law

Our children are all taught about our key values and the importance and reason behind them and the consequences should the values not be kept.  At the beginning of the year, we all talk about our Ready, Respectful, Safe school rules and we actively teach these to all children and they are revisited at the start of each term.  The children have a range of rewards to work towards when they are living out our key values and keeping to our school rules such as key values cups, headteacher raffle, team points, champion learner certificates and postcards home.

Individual Liberty

Children are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment.  Our PSHE lessons as well as our whole class collective worship are times when the children can discuss choices and how to make good choices.  Online safety is a key part of our computing curriculum and this is visited termly in collective worship with visits from the NSPCC and the police to reinforce what good online choices look like.

Mutual Respect

Mutual respect is at the heart of our diverse school and is one of our key values that is actively taught.  Our children are taught to celebrate our diversity through learning about other religions, cultures and differences.  We visit the local mosque, have recently had a parent to talk about Diwali.  Children talk in collective worship about their special needs such as ADHD and sight impairment.  Respect is also a fundamental element of our PSHE curriculum.

Tolerance of those of Different faiths and beliefs

All different faiths and beliefs are explored and celebrated through collective worship, RE lessons, visits to the local mosque and visitors to the school.  The children are taught that people have different faiths and we encourage the children to share their own celebrations.  We have links with the two churches in Trowbridge both of which we visit and the vicar also visits to take collective worship for us in school.