Our School Values

The school community has worked together to create our school values.

We believe these values help us to work together for the best of everyone in our school community.

They determine our distinctiveness

They communicate what is important

They influence our behaviours

They inspire our involvement in school life



Kindness, fairness, empathy, inclusivity, diversity


Honesty, courage


Determination, creativity, confidence, perseverance


Positivity, fun, safe, friendship


Togetherness, communication, responsibility, loyalty

Through many aspects of school life, including our school values, we teach the children about the British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith.

British Values

The Department for Education states 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, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”

At Nonsuch Primary School  these values are reinforced regularly through subjects like PSHE and Religious Education (RE). We also teach British Values by planning and delivering a broad and balanced curriculum.


Democracy is embedded throughout our school.  Pupils are always listened to by adults and are taught to listen carefully to each other; respecting the right of every individual to have their opinions and voices heard.  Pupils also have the opportunity to air their opinions and ideas through: School Council;  Eco Council; Mental Health Heros  and through pupil voice interviews/questionnaires.  The elections of the School Council members are based solely on pupil votes, reflecting our British electoral system and demonstrating democracy in action. 

The Rule of Law

The importance of laws, whether they are those which govern the class, the school, or the country, is consistently reinforced at Nonsuch.

Pupils are taught, from an early age, the rules of the school.  Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind rules and laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Visits from authorities such as the Police and Fire Service help reinforce this message.

This is also developed through our PSHE curriculum ; Behaviour Policy and Zones of Regulation.

Individual Liberty

At Nonsuch, pupils 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 pupils to make informed choices, through a safe environment and an empowering education. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights, opinions and personal freedoms and advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our eSafety and PSHE lessons. At the start of each new academic year, we expect all teachers to discuss eSafety with their class and to sign an agreed set of Computing class rules. We are also a Rights Respecting School and follow the UN Convention on the Rights of the child. 

Mutual Respect

Respect is one of the core values of our school. It is deeply embedded in all that we do at the school.  The pupils know and understand that it is imperative that respect is shown to everyone, whatever differences we may have and to everything, however big or small.  The core value of Respect at Nonsuch Primary School underpins our work every day both in and out of the classroom.


Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs

Our core value of Respect ensures tolerance of those who have different faiths and beliefs.  Nonsuch Primary School enhances pupils understanding of different faiths and beliefs through religious education studies, assemblies and P.S.H.E. lessons.

At Nonsuch we actively challenge pupils, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British Values, including ‘extremist’ views.


Other example of how we support British Values:

  • School Council  take a role in the decision-making process
  • School Council have been involved in the interview process when recruiting new staff
  • School and class rules are clear, fair, and shared
  • Pupil Voice. We really value this at Nonsuch and regularly ask the children for their opinion about learning
  • Junior Citizen Events tackles the influence of peer pressure – Yr6
  • Transport for London Talks cover the topic of how to keep safe while using publish transport – Year 6
  • PSHE lessons in class
  • Buddy system (Year 6 supporting younger classes during lunchtime)
  • Guest Speakers in Collective Worship
  • Charitable events 
  • Anti-bullying week
  • Sports Supremos promote mutual respect and tolerance