Theydon Bois Primary School

Orchard Drive, Epping, Essex, CM16 7DH

01992 813083

Promoting British Values



At Theydon Bois Primary School, we actively promote British Values. The displays below were created by all classes during the Autumn Term 2016.

We recognise the diversity within our society and ensure that British Values are embedded within our curriculum.  The teaching of British Values is integrated through the Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) learning that takes place across all the curriculum areas.

How do we promote British Values?

We enable students to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem & self- confidence.

  • Growth mindset embedded across the school
  • CASPA for Year 2 pupils
  • Year 5/6 team building trips to Harlow Outdoor Pursuits Centre


We enable students to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law of England

  • High expectations of all children and staff across the school
  • Agreed classroom expectations
  • Terrific – pupils are expected to be Trustworthy, Enthusiastic, Responsible, Respectful, Independent, Fair, Inclusive and Considerate


We encourage students to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative, and to understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the locality of the school and to society more widely

  • Singing to the elderly and Theydon Lights for the community
  • Charity fundraising by pupils eg. Children in Need, GOSH, Enterprise initiatives


We enable students to acquire a broad general knowledge of and respect for public institutions and services in England

  • Class visits to the places in the village including the churches in Theydon Bois
  • Visits from Emergency services in classes and during assemblies


We encourage further tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions by enabling students to acquire an appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures

  • Visitors from and class visits to places of worship
  • Assemblies sharing and celebrating different cultures and faiths.


We encourage respect for other people

  • School values, including TERRIFIC
  • Daily collective worship


We 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.

  • School Council elections
  • School council visits to participate in Democracy Week conferences
  • Pupil involvement in decision making within school eg. School lunches