British Values

We place a strong emphasis on ensuring our students are not only qualified for work but are equipped for life.

Our curriculum encourages students to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative, and to understand how they can contribute positively to the academy, local community and to the wider society. The development of students’ self-knowledge and self-confidence enables them to acquire an appreciation of, and respect for, their own and other cultures.  It encourages them to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law of England. This prepares them for life in modern Britain and all that this entails; for example, an acceptance that other people having different faiths and beliefs and an appreciation that living under the rule of law protects individual citizens and is essential for their wellbeing and safety.

The four British Values are:

  • The Rule of Law
  • Democracy
  • Mutual Respect and Tolerance of Those with Different Faiths and Those without Faith
  • Individual Liberty


The booklets contain details of the coverage of these values across the curriculum at North Liverpool Academy. British Values are embedded within the curriculum and also taught explicitly through the PSAT form programme.

In some subject areas, the concepts may be taught explicitly, whereas in others they may be referred to, or be part of the broader way in which the subject is delivered. Details of this are given opposite…

Each year, when the curriculum is reviewed, this booklet is updated to reflect any changes.

“Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is good. Diversity is recognised and celebrated. Fundamental British values are taught well.”