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British Values at Cononley Primary School


 The DfE has reinforced the need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”

 Our School Aims

 At Cononley Primary School we are committed to inspiring and challenging our children:

 -To become independent lifelong learners and thinkers.

 -To value and respect themselves and others

 -To reach their full potential and become the best possible citizens of tomorrow.

Our School Values

  • We are hard working
  • We try our best
  • We enjoy challenges
  • We persevere
  • We are kind and polite
  • We treat others as we want to be treated
  • We celebrate differences
  • We are honest
  • We are responsible
  • We make the most of our opportunities

Our school aims and values are integral to our school ethos; they support and promote British values together with the school curriculum and other aspects of school life including school assemblies, PHSE (Personal, Health and Social Education) and SEAL lessons (Social and Emotional Aspects to Learning) and Religious Education.


British Values

Our School Aims and Values



At Cononley Primary School two of our aims are for our pupils to ‘become independent lifelong learners and thinkers’ and ‘to become the best possible citizen of tomorrow’.  We believe that if pupils realise they have opinions which will be listened to and which can influence aspects of school life important to them, they will become responsible adults who will take a full and active role in society.


Rules and Laws



At Cononley Primary School we place high importance on good behaviour and  of adherence to our school rules . This   enables our pupils to learn in a safe, orderly environment. School rules and laws which govern our country are referred to and reinforced in the classroom and in assemblies. Our pupils learn the value and reasons for rules and laws, the responsibility which they have in making the right behaviour choices and that there are consequences when rules and laws are broken. This is supported by our school aims ‘to value themselves and others’ and values ‘We are honest’ and ‘We are responsible’.


Individual Liberty


Our school aims to help our pupils to respect themselves and others and develop independence by taking responsibility for their own actions. By creating a safe, supportive environment  we provide boundaries which enable pupils to make choices.

Mutual Respect



A key aim which underpins our ethos is ‘to value and respect ourselves and others’. Our school values state that ‘We treat others as we want to be treated’.  Mutual respect between adults and pupils in school is fostered through the curriculum and through other aspects of school life such as our school rules, participation in sport and the performing arts, and visitors to school. We also feel it is important  to broaden our ethos to include respect for members of the wider community.

Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs


Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs is reinforced by our school aims ‘to respect and value themselves and others’ and ‘to become the best possible citizens of tomorrow’. At Cononley Primary School we help our pupils to learn about different faiths and religions which are practised in our country and throughout the world, whilst recognising the Christian traditions upon which our society is constructed. We actively promote tolerance through our curriculum and other areas of school life. Our values state that ‘We celebrate differences’.  

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