Fundamental British Values

The 2014 Primary National Curriculum states that: ‘every state-funded school must offer a curriculum which is balanced and broadly based and which prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.’ 

To be able to do this Wheatlands actively promotes the Fundamental British values of:

  • Democracy: respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic process.
  • The Rule of Law: respect for the basis on which the law is made and applies in England.
  • Individual Liberty: support and respect for the liberties of all within the law.
  • Mutual Respect for, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith: support for equality of opportunity for all and respect and tolerance of different faiths, religions and other beliefs.

This is achieved through the effective spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our pupils as part of a broad and balanced curriculum and extra-curricular activities, through links with both the local community and the wider world.  In promoting our pupils’ SMSC we demonstrate our commitment to actively promoting Fundamental British Values in ways which are appropriate to our pupils age and ability. Our FBV Curriculum Overview an be found here.



We will enable our pupils to understand that while different people may hold different views about what is ‘right and wrong’, all people living in Britain are subject to its law.  The ethos and teaching at Wheatlands will support the rule of British civil and criminal law. Our FBV Policy can be found here.

Through promoting Fundamental British Values we aim to:

  • Enable pupils to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence.
  • Enable pupils to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law of England.
  • Encourage pupils to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative, and understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the locality of their school and to society more widely.
  • Enable pupils to acquire a broad general knowledge of and respect for public institutions and services in England.
  • Encourage further tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions by enabling pupils to acquire an appreciation for and respect for their own and other cultures.
  • Encourage respect for other people.
  • Encourage respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic processes, including respect for the basis on which the law is made and applied in England.