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Boston St Mary's RC Primary Academy

Boston's Catholic School

British Values

Fundamental British Values and SMSC

British Values Statement

The DfE has reinforced their guidance given to schools to ‘actively’ promote the fundamental British Values of Democracy; The Rule of Law, Individual Liberty and Mutual Respect and Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs, through their provision of the SMSC curriculum. (November 2014).

At St Mary's, we take our responsibility very seriously to prepare children for life in modern Britain. We ensure that our Values Education including the fundamental British Values are introduced, discussed and lived out through the ethos and work of the school. Our Values Education including the British Values are threaded through the whole curriculum and every opportunity is taken to reinforce and embed them.

It is especially through our R.E, collective worship, SMSC and PSHE curriculum that provides excellent opportunities to elaborate and develop the children’s’ understanding.

At St Mary's, we promote the British Values in the following ways:


Mutual respect and tolerance of all people

Individual liberty

The rule of law