March St, Burnley, BB12 0BU

01282 454 473

Stoneyholme Nursery School with Forest School

Laying the foundations for life-long learning - Tel: 01282 454473

Fundamental British Values

At Stoneyholme Nursery School we believe that the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) already provides a solid foundation to encourage a young child’s understanding and acceptance that we live in diverse communities with many different cultures and lifestyles.

As a school we will actively promote fundamental British Values:

We promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. We do this in a number of ways:

  • Democracy

We listen to the children’s and parent’s voices. We promote a sense of belonging to the school community, where we seek to take account of each other’s views, and where members of the community are expected to contribute and co-operate.


  • The Rule of Law

We consistently reinforce our high expectations of children. Our school Behaviour Policy supports these values as children are taught the value and the reasons behind our expectations (our Golden Rules): that they are there to protect us, that everyone has responsibilities and that there are consequences when rules are broken. 

  • Individual Liberty

Within school, children are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate, and provide boundaries for young children so that they can make choices safely through provision of a safe enabling environment and effective teaching.

  • Mutual Respect

The ethos of Stoneyholme Nursery School is based on core values, one of which is respect. We expect children to learn to care for others, to share and to listen to each other. Staff help children to understand how to respect by talking about how actions and words can affect others, and by modelling this in their relationships with each other.

  • Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs

We aim to enhance children’s understanding of different beliefs and faiths by celebrating a range of festivals throughout the year. Children have the opportunity to wear traditional costumes and try different foods from other cultures. We encourage parents and carers to support and participate in our events together as a community. It is our aim to develop empathy and understanding and to make everyone at Stoneyholme Nursery School feel valued and respected. There are opportunities provided to encourage respect for other faiths and traditions through local visits to places of worship different to the majority faith in our school to encourage appreciation, respect and tolerance.

 We promote British Values through:

  • Our ethos, philosophy and our Mission Statement
  • The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum
  • Observation Planning and Assessment
  • Our Image of the Child
  • Our policies and our procedures
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