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British Values & SMSC

British Values & Spiritual, moral, social & cultural development

British Values

At Millhouse Primary School and Nursery, we promote the British Values. These ensure young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain.


Children, parents and staff have many opportunities for their voices to be heard here at Millhouse. We have a school council where the councillors are elected through a democratic vote at the beginning of each school year.

Rules and Law

The importance of rules and laws, whether they be those that govern our school or our country, are referred to and reinforced often, such as in assemblies and when reflecting on behaviour choices. At the start of the school year, each class discusses our school rules.

Individual Liberty

Alongside rules and laws, we promote freedom of choice and the right to respectfully express views and beliefs. Through the provision of a safe, supportive environment and education, we provide boundaries for our pupils to make choices safely.

Mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs

Our pupils know and understand that it is expected and imperative that respect is shown to everyone, whatever differences we may have, and to everything, whether it is a school resource, a religious belief or anything else. Children learn that their behaviour choices have an effect on their own rights and those of others. All members of the school community should treat each other with tolerance and respect.

Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development

At Millhouse, we encourage children to understand, appreciate and celebrate their own and different cultural traditions from around the world. We promote tolerance of others with different beliefs and celebrate our similarities and differences equally. We encourage our school community to join us in promoting British Values and ensuring we are responsible citizens respecting the law, others and ourselves in modern Britain.


Explore beliefs and experience; respect faiths, feelings and values; enjoy learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity; reflect.


Recognise right and wrong; respect the law; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues; offer reasoned views.


Use a range of social skills; participate in the local community; appreciate diverse viewpoints; participate, volunteer and cooperate; resolve conflict; engage with the 'British values' of democracy, the rule of law, liberty, respect and tolerance.


Appreciate cultural influences; appreciate the role of Britain's parliamentary system; participate in culture opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.

General Election Board and our Dinosaur Voting Day at Millhouse