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Linton-on-Ouse Primary School & Nursery

Learning and achieving; caring together

01347 848234

Linton Woods Lane, Linton-on-Ouse, York, North Yorkshire YO30 2BD

Headteacher: Mrs Davinia Pearson

British Values at Linton-on-Ouse Primary School and Nursery

Long before the Government asked us to teach about British Values, we worked together to adopt a core set of values that bind us together.  We teach that Britain has its own Cores Values, that bind us all together as a country, and that make all that live here special.

  • Democracy

  • Rule of law

  • Individual liberty

  • Mutual respect and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

Pupil Voice

  • Promote democratic processes through election of school councillors – children can see how they are listened to and how their actions can produce results.

  • Connect with local politicians to further understand the democratic process.

  • Children collaborate to decide on class rules and repercussions for breaking them.

  • Voting for roles & responsibilities across school. Additionally, for particular books or treats and rewards they have earned.

  • Connect with the local Police/PCSO to learn about the rules and laws that we need to follow locally and within our society. 

Key Local and National Events

  • Armistice Day is remembered and children are encouraged to reflect.

  • Elections are explained and spoken about. We also hold our own for School Council and lessons take place in order to help pupils gain a deeper knowledge of the processes and historical values. We also compare the systems in place internationally.

  • Perform a Nativity play and sing carols. We also celebrate Eid, Diwali and Chinese New Year. 

  • Provide opportunities for risk-taking such as our trim trail, to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and increase their confidence in their own abilities. This is progressive and the outdoor offer, including two residentials takes this further.

Curriculum themes and topics

  • Curriculum prepares children for life in British Society including understanding and use of money, effective reading and writing skills.

  • Some topics include context of Britain as well as national and international comparisons. I.e. World War 2, Tudors, local area studies, The Great Fire of London, Rainforests and Ancient Greece.


  • Promoting British Values across lessons.


  • Mutual respect is taught formally through PSHE and informally throughout the school day.

  • Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advised how to exercise these safely (i.e. through E-safety policy).


  • The promotion of ‘fair play’ and developing and following rules.

  • Celebrating and rewarding success and accepting defeat.

  • Participating in activities that promote cooperation with others.

  • Playlist of songs from British artists and those by artists from different cultures.

  • Taking part in Sports Day and other key events. This helps the children to develop a positive sense of themselves.


  • Respect for all faiths and beliefs are promoted.

  • Children gain a greater understanding of religious diversity and practices.

Cooking and Baking

  • Both British dishes and meals from other cultures


  • Celebrating British Authors (examples include JK Rowling, William Shakespeare and Charles Dickens).

  • Discuss impact British Authors have had on our culture.

  • Range of literature available.

Class 1 - Redwood

Class 2 - Willow

Class 3 - Birch

Class 4 - Little Oaks


North Yorkshire Agreed Religious Education Syllabus