The Department for Education has introduced a statutory duty for schools to promote British Values more actively from September 2014, and to ensure they are taught in schools.

St Barnabas CE First & Middle School is committed to serving its community.  It recognises the multicultural, multi-faith and ever-changing nature of the United Kingdom.  It also understands the vital role it has in ensuring that groups or individuals within the school are not subjected to intimidation or radicalisation by those wishing to unduly, or illegally, influence them.

It follows equal opportunities guidance which guarantees that there will be no discrimination against any individual or group, regardless of faith, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, political or financial status, or similar. St Barnabas CE First & Middle School is dedicated to preparing students for their adult life beyond the formal, examined curriculum and ensuring that it promotes and reinforces British values to all its students.

The government has identified (Promoting fundamental British values as part of SMSC in schools, Nov 14) that schools should promote the fundamental British values of:

Actively promoting the values means challenging opinions in school that are contrary to fundamental British values. It is therefore important that as a school through our provision of SMSC that we should:

As a result of the promotion of fundamental British values at St Barnabas CE First & Middle School we aim for our pupils to gain the following knowledge and understanding:

At St Barnabas we use strategies within the national curriculum and beyond to secure such outcomes for students. The examples that follow show some of the many ways St Barnabas CE First & Middle School seeks to promote fundamental British values.