British Values

Jesus said, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst”. John 4:13

With thankfulness, courage and love, we strive to improve heart and mind

At Chilton Foliat Church of England (VA) Primary School we wholeheartedly support and promote the spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development of all our pupils.  Through this commitment, underpinned by our Christian ethos and core values of Thankfulness, Courage and Love, we are able to embed understanding and experience of our fundamental British Values: values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. 

We also support a set of connected values organised on a 2 Year rolling programme

Year 1 Year 2
Term 1 Generosity Term 1 Thankfulness
Term 2 Compassion Term 2 Trust
Term 3 Courage Term 3 Perseverance
Term 4 Forgiveness Term 4 Justice
Term 5 Friendship Term 5 Service
Term 6 Respect Term 6 Truthfulness


All of our values help prepare our children for life in modern Britain.  Our broad and balanced curriculum also offers many opportunities to explore and discuss examples of British Values and how we live them out in our community and in a wider society.  As a result, our pupils have a shared understanding and respect for:

  • The importance of combatting discrimination
  • Their role in influencing decision-making by taking part in democratic processes, like voting and petitioning
  • The freedom under British law to choose different faiths and beliefs where any form of prejudice is not tolerated
  • The knowledge that the law is there to keep us all safe.

School Councillors and Team Leaders for 2023/2024

We are delighted to announce our recently elected members of our School Council, House Team Leaders, Class Councillors and members of our Collective Worship Committee.  Each member will have an important role to play in shaping the kind of school we all want Chilton Foliat to be: a school where everyone is valued, has a voice to be listened to, and is respectful of all others. At regular meetings, our elected members will be responsible for bringing ideas, information and suggestions taken from the class mates they represent, to work democratically, to challenge and change our school for the better.

Executive Committee:

Soley House Captain: George

Leverton House Captain: Tommy

Littlecote House Captain: Fred

Kennet House Captain: Ben

Eco Committee:

Head Girl: Gaby

Head Boy: Alfie

Deputy Girl: Alice

Deputy Boy: Zach

Eco Secretary: Georgia

Eco Treasurer: Oscar

Eco Warrior: Megan

Collective Worship Councillors:

Sika – Megan and Lorenzo

School Council Projects for 2022 2023 include:

  • Children in Need
  • Engaging with the Eco School Education Programme and other local environmental projects such as Action for the River Kennet (ARK) 
  • Making links with other schools abroad and how to celebrate these links through Collective Worship and in class

Contact the school

If you have any questions or concerns about British Values and what it means for your child, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

External information

The following guidance from the Department for Education (DfE) may be useful for further information:

Promoting fundamental British values as part of SMSC in schools, GOV.UK – DfE


Chilton Foliat CE VA Primary School

Chilton Foliat CE VA Primary School