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British Values

Wistaston Church Lane Academy is committed to serving its community. It recognises the multi-cultural, multi-faith and ever-changing nature of the United Kingdom. It 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.

The fundamental British Values are promoted within the school curriculum. These values are:

  • Democracy
  • The rule of law
  • Individual liberty
  • Mutual respect and tolerance

At Church Lane we also aim to promote British traditions and history.


Our School Council reps are elected and meet regularly. They represent children in every year group so that everyone's views can be considered.

We debate the advantages and disadvantages of different situations.

Each class negotiates and agrees its own rules and vision.

The Rule of Law

Children learn about laws and rules of different historical eras.

At the beginning of each school year, pupils and teachers agree rules and share a vision for how their class should work.

Our Behaviour Policy is used consistently throughout the school.

Individual Liberty

Pupils are actively encouraged to make independent choices, with the knowledge that they are in a safe, secure and supportive environment.

In lessons pupils are encouraged to think for themselves and to form their own opinions and points of view. Pupils are also encouraged to respect and understand alternative views and opinions.

Pupils are taught to take advantage of their freedoms, e.g. using technology, cycling to school and being allowed out to play with their friends after school. But they are encouraged to do all of these things safely and we support this through digital safety lessos, bikeability training and assemblies.

Mutual Respect and Tolerance

All major faiths and secular beliefs are studied as part of our RE curriculum. This includes gaining a respectfulness of different places of worship. Our curriculum provides a broad and balanced education on a range of faiths, religions and cultures.

Our No Outsiders curriculum encourages tolerance and acceptance of differences.

We support charities locally, nationally and internationally.

Active listening, positive speaking and presentation are learning behaviours taught throughout the school.

Our assembly themes include friendships, religious festivals, important historical events and people. We education our pupils about people with different faiths and beliefs.

British Traditions and History

We have a range of school traditions throughout the school year which the children enjoy.

We celebrate significant British events, such as St. George's Day.

We celebrate the Royal Family and key dates, such as royal births and weddings.

We learn about key people in our history, such as Winston Churchill and Florence Nightingale.