British Values

At Eccleston Primary School we are committed to serving our community and surrounding area. We recognise the multicultural, multifaith nature of the United Kingdom and understand the crucial role our school plays in promoting these values.

As a community school, we encourage admissions from all those entitled to education under British law regardless of faith, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, political or financial status. We are a school for all and this is reflected in our school motto… ‘We value, We encourage, We expect’ of every member of our school community


Each class democratically votes for one member to represent their class on the School Council. The School Council meets regularly with the School Council Leader in school in order to share pupils’ views and drive new initiatives both within school and in the wider community.

The Rule of Law

The school has a clearly defined behaviour policy that positively rewards good behaviour both in and out of school. This also sets out clear boundaries and appropriate consequences and engages parents when necessary to further reinforce school rules. Behaviour is monitored closely and regular reports are shared with governors. As a result, incidents of poor behaviour and racial incidents are minimal.

Individual Liberty

Within school independence and resilience is promoted, with the pupils encouraged to take educated risks, safe in the knowledge that they are supported by a safe and secure environment. The school provides a wide range of clubs and activities outside of the school day and pupils are encouraged to make choices based on their own interests. Attendance at clubs is also monitored and pupils are encouraged to try new activities where possible in order to broaden their horizons.

Pupils have key roles and responsibilities within each class and the whole school, for which pupils actively put themselves forward.

Mutual Respect

Our curriculum embodies values of mutual respect through units such as Relationships, Being Different, French Days and many more.

Our involvement with Chorley Sports Partnership actively promotes an attitude of equality and fairness. We have signed the Fair Play Charter for all sporting events that the school attends. At playtime, PALS representatives initiate play and support our younger pupils. We also have learning buddies whereby older pupils support younger pupils in the school.


Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

Our R.E. curriculum provides a broad and balanced education on a range of faiths, religions and cultures. Within our broad curriculum our pupils are introduced to other cultures such as Judaism, Hinduism and Islam. We also study many other cultures within our Geography units such as Europe, The Americas and other Non EU countries.

In addition to this we offer curriculum enrichment through multi-cultural weeks and assembly topics, which are reviewed and adapted to meet the ever changing needs of our society. We teach French from Reception class to Year 6 and pupils leave Year 6 with high attainment in written and spoken French. One of the charities we support is Operation Orphan, supporting Pencott Valley Primary School in Uganda. Our school council commits money raised from one of their events to the school each year.

This statement offers a summary of the way in which Eccleston Primary School upholds and promotes British Values. As always, in order to experience the unique ethos and atmosphere of our school then a visit is recommended.