“Inspire Curious Minds ”

British Values

At Springfield School we take seriously our responsibility to prepare young people for life in modern Britain. We ensure that fundamental British Values are discussed, promoted and lived out through the ethos and work of the school. The curriculum and extra-curricular activities provide a vehicle for experiencing these concepts and, in particular, our PSHE and Citizenship lessons provide opportunities to deepen and develop understanding. Young people embrace these concepts with enthusiasm and demonstrate a good understanding of their application to their own lives.

SMSC at Springfield School

Promoting fundamental British values as part of SMSC in schools

Departmental advice for maintained schools

November 2014

All maintained schools must meet the requirements set out in section 78 of the Education Act 2002 and promote the spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development of their pupils. Through ensuring pupils’ SMSC development, schools can also demonstrate they are actively promoting fundamental British values.

In line with The Department for Education our aim is to actively promote British values in schools to ensure our young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain. Our pupils are encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance and understand that while different people may hold different views about what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, all people living in England are subject to its law.


The Key Values are:


·         democracy

·         rule of law

·         individual liberty

·         mutual respect

·         tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs 

Take a look at our SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural education) practice at Springfield School:

SMSC: Our practice at Springfield School