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Catholic Primary School

  • With our mother Mary,
  • we gather together joyfully,
  • to love, live, learn and pray,
  • with respect for all God’s family,
  • as Jesus teaches us.

In accordance with The Department for Education we aim to actively promote British values in schools to ensure young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain. Pupils are encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance and understand that while different people may hold different views about what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, all people living in England are subject to its law.



How we promote it


  • Our pupil selected Eco Council teaches the importance of democracy
  • Our pupils have the opportunity to volunteer their time in activities/roles such as Mini Vinnies and prefects and also take part in fund raising events for local and national charities.
  • Year 6 visit the Houses of Parliament each year for a tour and workshop on democracy
  • Democracy is also promoted across the curriculum through decision making, debating, RSHE lessons and assemblies.
  • Pupils are taught about the freedom of speech through the curriculum.

The rule of law

  • Our behaviour policy demands high expectations of pupil conduct and this is shared with and agreed by all pupils. Pupils are rewarded for exhibiting good and caring behaviour and consistent demonstration of our values is recognised through things such as ‘Star of the Week’.
  • Through our RSHE lessons, our pupils are taught how to earn trust and respect and are supported to develop a strong sense of morality; knowing right from wrong and doing the right thing even when it’s difficult.
  • We have strong links with our neighbourhood policing team who deliver talks and assemblies in school. 
  • Children are taught about equality and mutual respect for all and this is reinforced through our behaviour policy.

Individual liberty

  • Through our school values and RSHE lessons, children are taught about personal responsibility, choices, ambition and aspiration.  They are encouraged to take opportunities to follow their interests in art, sport etc.
  • Children are taught how to keep themselves safe, including on-line.  This is done through computing lessons, e-safety days, assemblies and outside organisations such as the NSPCC, as well as through the RSHE curriculum.

Mutual respect

  • Our behaviour policy demands high expectations of pupil conduct.
  • Through our school’s values, RSHE and circle time, children are taught to respect each other, to be cooperative and collaborative, be supportive and to look for similarities while being understanding of differences.
  • Mutual respect is an expectation of all and is promoted through daily life at Maryvale, RSHE lessons and assemblies.
  • Pupils learn about a range of faiths and beliefs and how difference enriches life experiences. 


Tolerance of different faiths, beliefs and of those who have no beliefs 

(Respect, tolerance and understanding)



  • Our behaviour policy demands high expectations of pupil conduct.
  • Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs is promoted through the curriculum and within our ‘multi faith week’.  Pupils learn about different religions, their beliefs, places of worship and festivals, and learn about those who have no faith or beliefs.
  • Staff and pupils are invited to share their beliefs and traditions through our ‘culture day’.
  • Pupils have the opportunity to visit places of worship.


Year 6 visited Parliament and met our MP!