Our school values have been developed in consultation with staff, pupils, parents, Governors and members of our local community. Our values are visually represented through the school emblem of an Oak tree and are consistent with our school motto: 'Mighty Oaks from Tiny Acorns Grow'

Our Biblical Foundation is Matthew 13 verses 31-32. Then Jesus told another story: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed. A man plants the seed in his field. That seed is the smallest of all seeds. But when it grows, it is one of the largest garden plants. It becomes a tree, big enough for the wild birds to come and make nests in its branches.”

Our Vision is that our school will give everyone who enters a chance to grow like the mustard seed. That their knowledge, skills and Christian values will grow and flourish from tiny seeds to big strong trees.

We have 3 core Values:

  • Hope - That all who enter and learn will hope to grow and also learn of the hope of Jesus.
  • Forgiveness - The Christian value of forgiveness is fundamental to entering the Kingdom of Heaven, may all who enter this school be offered forgiveness.
  • Justice - In the Kingdom of Heaven all will have justice and even the smallest will be given a safe place from persecution, may our school also be a strong safe place.

How do we promote British Values at Alburgh with Denton Church of England Primary Academy?

At Alburgh with Denton Primary Academy we believe children should be tolerant and respectful of each other. We teach and uphold these values through our ethos, behaviour and curriculum.

 British Value  How we promote each 'British Value' in our school ...


UN CRC Article 12: Children have the right to say what they think should happen, when adults are making decisions that affect them and to have their opinion taken into account.

  • Children are involved in Democratic processes e.g voting for school councillors and new playground equipment.
  • We have elected School Council. This is used as an opportunity to promote and tech respect about democracy and the electoral process.
  • The school councils are led by a member of staff who adheres to democratic processes.
  • School Council are involved with the recruitment of new senior staff.
  • Democracy is discussed, when applicable, in whole school/key stage and class assemblies e.g general election
  • Democracy is also promoted through additional PSHE lessons, circle time, assemblies and visitors.

The Rule of the Law:

UN CRC Article 19: Governments should ensure children are properly cared for and protect them from violence, abuse and neglect from their parents, or anyone else who looks after them.

  • We have links with the local police through the Crucial Crew programme.
  • We have a clearly structured behaviour policy which all stakeholders understand and follow.
  • We regularly review behaviour incidents in school and share these with key stakeholders.
  • Assemblies are delivered with a focus on the law including Safety Awareness and E-Safety Awareness,
  • Children are given continual opportunities to reflect their learning and behaviour.

Individual Liberty:

UN CRC Article 31: All children have a right to relax and play and to join in a wide variety of activities.

UN CRC Article 15: Children have the right to meet together and to join groups and organisations, as long as this does not stop other people from enjoying their rights.

  • We continually encourage and support the children reflect and develop their understanding of their behaviour, actions and attitudes.
  • Children are encouraged to make choices in a safe and supportive environment.
  • Children have key roles and responsibilities in school, such as being digital leaders, monitors and play leaders.
  • 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 children to make choices safely.
  • Through our curricular clubs and opportunities, children are given the freedom to make choices.
  • Our school’s aims and values are embodied in all that we do in our school.

Mutual Respect:

UN CRC Article 2: The convention applies to everyone whatever their race, religion, abilities, whatever they think or say and whatever type of family they come from.

UN CRC Article 30: Children have a right to learn and use language and customs of their families, whether these are shared by the majority of the people in the country or not.


  • Our PSHE curriculum embodies values of mutual respect through units of learning such as relationships and being a responsible citizen.
  • ‘Respect’ is one of our whole school values and this is continually reflected upon throughout each school day.
  • Anti-bullying and E-Safety are key threads throughout our school curriculum.
  • We encourage positive relationships and this is modelled at all times.
  • Developing teamwork is continually encouraged, including within team/sport competitions.
  • We teach pupils to appreciate that living under the law of Britain protects individual citizens and is essential for their well-being and safety.
  • We have high expectations about pupil conduct and this is reflected in our Positive Behaviour Policy. There are rewards for exhibiting responsible actions and respectful behaviour; demonstration of our values is recognised through such things as, Head teacher awards, star worker certificates and house points.
  • Through our school’s values and collective worship, children are taught how to earn trust and respect and are supported to develop a strong sense of morality; knowing right from wrong and doing the right thing/making good choices even when it’s difficult.

Tolerance of Different Faiths and Beliefs:

UN CRC Article 14: Children have the right to think and believe what they want and to practise their religion, as long as they are not stopping other people from enjoying their rights. Parents should guide their children on these matters.

  • Our R.E curriculum provides a broad and balanced education on a range of faiths, religions and cultures. At Alburgh with Denton Primary School there is a strong focus on Christian values including regular ‘Open the Book’ and church whole school assemblies.
  • Children take part in a range of multi-cultural events such as a Malawi day.