British Values

Promoting Fundamental British Values at Whitley Chapel CofE First school

We aim to actively promote British Values in order to help prepare our young people 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 are equal.


The Key British Values are:

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


We help children to remember British Values through the thumb and finger model ...

Thumb – Democracy 

Index finger – Rule of Law 

Middle finger – Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs 

Ring Finger – Mutual respect 

Little finger – Individual Liberty