British Values

At Marian Vian Primary School we believe that our values fully encompass what the Government calls the 'British Values'.  The Department for Education reinforces the promotion of 'British Values' in schools as vital in ensuring that children grow up free from bullying and discrimination.  At Marian Vian Primary School any form of bullying is not tolerated.


The Government's definition of 'British Values' includes the following:


  • Democracy
  • The Rule of Law
  • Individual Liberty
  • Mutual Respect and Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefes


At Marian Vian Primary School we listen to children and value the freedoms and responsibilities that a Democracy brings.  We have a democratically elected School Council and ensure that pupils have opportunities to take on responsibilities.  Parents and pupils are consulted regularly and there are opportunities for parents and pupils to share their views.  We promote fairness by ensuring that all pupils are enabled to share their viewpoints without fear.


We teach children the importance of The Rule of Law.  They understand that rules are there to protect everyone, to keep people safe and to enable them to learn.


Pupils are encouraged to make choices within a safe and supportive environment.  They are taught how to minimise risk, particularly when using the internet.  Assemblies and PSHE are used to promote Individual Liberty.  Children learn how to make the right choices in different situations.  They understand that the choices they make have an impact on others; their liberty must not be at the expense of someone else's wellbeing.


We teach children that Mutual Respect is vital to building a safe and strong community.  It is the right of everyone to be treated with respect regardless of gender, faith, culture, belief or difference.


Through the curriculum, and our assemblies, we teach children tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs.


Should you be concerned about extremist views within the school or feel that the school is not promoting British Values, please contact the school office or ask to speak with Mr. Ian Redgrave, Head Teacher.

  • Marian Vian Primary School, Shirley Crescent,
  • Elmers End, Beckenham, England,
  • BR3 4AZ
  • Tel: 020 8658 6524 For out of hours emergencies only please call 07595 415177
  • Email:
  • Marian Vian Primary School
  • ‘Member of Compass Academy Trust - A company limited by guarantee
  • Registered in England: Company Number 9323096
  • Registered Office: Oak Lodge Primary School,
  • Chamberlain Crescent,
  • West Wickham, Kent,BR4 0LJ