British Values

British Values

At Long Close School we actively promote British Values and recognise their place in our own expectations, vision and values.


The five definitions of British values are as follows:

  • Democracy
  • The rule of Law
  • Individual liberty
  • Mutual Respect
  • Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs


At LCS, we are dedicated to promoting values which ensure that our students develop a strong sense of social and moral responsibility. We prepare our students for life in modern Britain by developing an understanding of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

It is our aim that all LCS students are able to contribute effectively to the wider community, using the skills and knowledge they have acquired during their time with us. As well as being fully engaged in their learning experience, we want our students to become responsible and well-rounded individuals.

We provide a range of opportunities to promote and develop these values within and beyond the curriculum.Through our tutorial and enrichment programmes students will have the opportunity to explore and develop the values, knowledge, confidence and skills to prepare them for life in modern Britain and to successfully progress to employment.


You will develop an understanding of Democracy through:

  • Voice of the Pupil
  • Student Representatives
  • Student Council Meetings
  • Debating Skills
  • Academic Workshops
  • Inspire the Future Programme

Rule of Law

You will develop an understanding of the Rule of Law through:

  • Induction
  • House Selection
  • School Handbook
  • School Policies and Procedures
  • Lesson Timetable

Individual Liberty

You will develop an understanding of Individual Liberty through:

  • Lesson Timetable
  • Equality & Diversity Policy
  • A Guide to Staying Safe, Happy and Well at LCS
  • Celebrating Student Success
  • Gifted & Talented Programme
  • Internet safety – eLearning Strategy

Mutual Respect

You will develop an understanding and experience of Mutual Respect through:

  • Respect Student Handbook
  • School Policies such as Equality & Diversity, Safeguarding and Bullying and Harassment
  • Lesson Timetable Programme

Acceptance of Different Faiths and Beliefs

You will develop an understanding of the Acceptance of Different Faiths and Belief through:

  • Guest Speakers
  • Lesson Timetable
  • Curriculum Collapse

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