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British Values

What is meant by “British values”?

We believe that the following list exemplifies some of the values held dear by British citizens:

  • Democracy
  • Respect of the rule of law
  • Appreciation of the rights of other citizens
  • Individual liberty
  • The promotion of opportunities for all
  • Support for those who cannot, by themselves, sustain a dignified life-style
  • Religious tolerance and respect for cultural diversity
  • Treating others with fairness
  • Participation in community life
  • The contribution to, as well as the benefit from, cultural and economic resource

Penkford pupils will learn about:

  • How to influence society through lawful democratic participation;
  • That the freedom to religion, including the freedom of others to hold faiths other than your own, is enshrined in British law;
  • That people of diverse faiths should all be respected and not be discriminated against as a result of their religious affiliations;
  • That it is everyone’s responsibility to identify and challenge discrimination wherever it occurs.

Penkford School. Wharf Road, Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside WA12 9XZ

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