Welcome to our British Values page.

At Coddington C of E Primary and Nursery School we recognise, promote and teach British Values through positive modelling, and through our many enrichment activities woven into our daily learning.  We value and celebrate difference within our school community and beyond;  celebrating what it means to part of modern Britain.

In 2014 the DfE produced guidance in which Lord Nash said:

​​​- A key part of our plan for education is to ensure children become valuable and fully rounded members of society who treat others with respect and tolerance, regardless of background.

– We want every school to promote the basic British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance for those of different faiths and beliefs.

– This ensures young people understand the importance of respect and leave school fully prepared for life in modern Britain.

The Rule of Law

At Coddington School we have a clear set of expectations for the children.  Children are taught why laws are in place and how they affect the lives of all in our community.  Our House Captains and School Ambassadors, among others, are there to model expectations and to encourage children to make the right choices.  We have visits from the local police to develop links with the local community.


All members of the School community have the opportunity to have their voice heard.  Parents are invited to join working parties throughout the year.  Children from each class are elected to represent pupil voice in the School Council, which meets regularly under the guidance of a member of staff.  The staff, both teaching and support, have a voice on the Governing Body.

Individual Liberty

Within our Rule of Law the community at Coddington School is encouraged to make choices and to follow their beliefs, whilst respecting the wishes of others.

Tolerance of Others’ Beliefs

An important part of the Coddington Team working together successfully is ensuring that all people’s thoughts, beliefs and ideas are respected, not just tolerated.  Children learn that others will have differing views to their own but all are valuable in their own way.

Mutual Respect for All

This of all the values underpins all that the community at Coddington School believe in.  All members of the school community are expected to treat others with the respect that they would like shown to them.

[Matthew 7:12] ‘In everything, then, do to others as you would have them do to you. For this is the essence of the Law and the prophets.’