Mission Statement and School Aims

‘In our happy, caring and safe school, our teachers will inspire learning, support us to achieve success and create lifelong values, characteristics and ambitions’

Within the school’s ethos we aim to:

British Values

The Department for Education have stated that there is a need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”

Promoting British Values atDeeping St Nicholas Primary School:

We promote British Values in all that we do. As well as teaching these through our Values, we also reinforce them by doing the following:


  • Voting for class school councillors and House Captains
  • Each class produces a class charter showing how we respect our rights.
  • During competitions, the classes vote for the winners.
  • Pupil voice is valued and listened to by adults.
  • The school council went to visit the Houses of Parliament.
  • Pupil and parent questionnaires are given out.

The Rule of the Law:

  • A consistent behaviour policy across the school including a tiered approach, which involves parents and children being aware of sanctions and rewards.
  • A home/school agreement
  • E-safety taught through ICT – learning how to behave in a digital world.
  • Children are trained as Playground Leaders
  • Through the university seminars, children are taught about the law and have visits from magistrates and solicitors.
  • Children are given the opportunity to be JPCSOs and JRSOs.

Individual Liberty:

  • Responsibility for own belongings
  • Homework
  • Key Stage productions
  • Christmas and Easter services
  • Choosing their own seminars, after school and lunchtime clubs.
  • Team captain roles on sports day.
  • In EYFS – child initiated learning.
  • Classroom monitors, lunchtime helpers and librarians.
  • Working partners and challenges

Mutual Respect:

  • Values throughout the year.
  • Collective worship
  • Comments following school trips.
  • Parent workshops.
  • Approachable staff.
  • Parent relationships.
  • Anti-bullying week.
  • PSHEE and RE curriculum.
  • Fundraising for charities carried out throughout the year.
  • Open door policy to all.
  • Parent and pupil consultation evenings.
  • Remembrance services and celebrating mother and father’s day.

Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs:

  • Collective worships
  • Through our values
  • RE curriculum
  • Multicultural stories
  • Different denominations leading Collective worship.
  • Multi-lingual prayers in church.
  • Different creation stories and artefacts from different religions.
  • EAL support at parents meetings.
  • Through PSHE and Circle time similarities and differences are taught.
  • Technology is used to support different languages.
  • Polish club.
  • Visit to mosques.
  • Encouraging children from different backgrounds to talk about their traditions.