British Values

Schools, through their curriculum, are bound legally to promote fundamental British values, actively.  We ensure pupils have the opportunity to learn and apply British values while they are at Bielefeld School. 

Above you can see the 5Rs. These were created by staff at Bielefeld School and have become a strong part of school life.

British values are:
  • Respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic process.
  • Respect for the basis on which the law is made and applies in England.
  • Support for equality of opportunity for all.
  • Support and respect for the liberties of all within the law.
  • Respect for and tolerance of different faiths as well as religious and other beliefs.
.At Bielefeld School, we promote these values in a broad range of ways


  • Through our teaching and assemblies, we promote respect for public institutions and services and model how perceived injustices can be challenged peacefully.
  • Through the School Council, we teach and model for pupils how they can influence decision-making through the democratic process.
  • Through our every day interactions with children, we help pupils to express their views.

Rule of Law

  • Through our everyday interactions with children and adults, we ensure that school rules and expectations are clear and fair and support children's growing understanding of right and wrong.
  • We promote an understanding of personal responsibility and that we all have a role to play in keeping ourselves and others safe.

Individual Liberty

  • We work relentlessly to promote a strong caring and anti-bullying culture and we will always challenge stereotypes.
  • Throughout the curriculum, we support pupils to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence.
  • Throughout the curriculum, and in our daily interactions, we model freedom of speech through pupil participation, while ensuring protection of vulnerable pupils.

Respect and Tolerance

  • We recognise the similarities and differences between the broad range of people in our school and promote respect for individual differences.
  • Throughout the curriculum, we discuss differences between people, such as differences of faith, ethnicity, disability, gender or sexuality and differences of family situations, such as looked-after children or young carers.
  • We will always challenge prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour from children or adults.

 Prevent Guidelines

Bielefeld School is aware of its duty under the Prevent Guidelines.  All staff have completed the relevant awareness raising training. We fulfil this duty through a broad and balanced curriculum and by upholding fundamental British values.