British Values

At Epping Upland, we uphold, teach and promote fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

Through our culture and ethos, our SEAL programmes, the teaching of SMSC and through general curriculum delivery as appropriate, we aim to:

  • Enable pupils to develop their self-knowledge, self- esteem and self- confidence;
  • Enable pupils to distinguish right from wrong and respect the civil and criminal law of England;
  • Encourage pupils to accept responsibility for their behaviour by making appropriate choices, 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 wider society;
  • Enable pupils to acquire a broad general knowledge of and respect for public institutions and services in England;
  • Encourage and advocate tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions by developing knowledge, respect and understanding for pupils about their own culture and those of others;
  • Encourage respect for other people;
  • Encourage respect for democracy and support for participation in democratic processes, including the basis on which the law is made and applied in England.

We know that we are being successful in promoting these British values when:


  • We listen to all views
  • We debate and discuss with arguments for and against
  • We express our views calmly, peacefully and with respect, avoiding antagonism
  • We vote and respect the views of the majority

Rule of Law

  • We ensure that rules, boundaries and expectations are clear
  • We know what is right and wrong
  • We know that rules are in place to protect us
  • We show respect for rules and regulation

British Liberty

  • We accept responsibility for our own behaviour
  • We challenge bias and stereo type
  • We have an anti- bullying environment
  • We have self- knowledge, self- confidence and self-esteem
  • We model freedom of speech in a peaceful and respectful way

Respect and Tolerance

  • We are respectful
  • We respect the views, opinions of our own and others’ cultures, beliefs and faiths
  • We respect, are knowledgeable about and show no prejudice in accepting ethnicity, disability, gender and family if different from our own