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British Values

Promoting Fundamental British Values.


In accordance with The Department for Education we aim to actively promote British values in schools to ensure young people leave school prepared 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 living in England are subject to its law.


The Key Values are:

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

British Values at Scarcroft Primary School

Our school council is elected very democratically. Prior to voting, each class selects six candidates who wear a rosette for the whole of election day. Children campaign in a range of ways including posters, manifestos and speeches. In class, children learn about democracy and how the British system works.

In the afternoon of election day, every child from Year 1 to Year 6 takes a trip to the election booths (real booths borrowed from York City Council) and places their vote. Votes are counted and revealed the next day.

Pictured below are some of this year's candidates.