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Our Curriculum

British Values

At Friarage, we are fortunate that our pupils, their families and our staff represent a diverse range of home backgrounds.

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 and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs”.

Our school reflects British values in all that we do.  We nurture our pupils on their journey through life so they grow in to caring, responsible and tolerant adults who make a positive difference to British society and to the wider world. We encourage them to be creative, unique, open-minded and independent individuals, respectful of themselves and others in our school, our local community and beyond.

How we promote British values


  • Children’s election to the school council
  • Assemblies
  • Questionnaires


We have a clear positive behaviour policy which helps pupils to make good choices about their behaviour.

Pupils are helped to distinguish right from wrong, in the classroom, during assemblies and in the playground. This is supported by a Restorative practice approach.

Pupils are encouraged to respect the law and Friarage enjoys visits from services such as the Police, Fire and local police support staff  to help reinforce the message.


At school, pupils are encouraged, and given the freedom to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment, e.g. challenging themselves in their learning.

Pupils are taught to understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms in a safe way. They have key responsibilities in school like being a Respect ambassador or Play leader.


Respect, Tolerance, Trust, Working as a team are our core values. Pupils understand that respect is shown to everyone, both adults and children. We help them to develop an understanding of, and respect for, their own and other cultures.

Staff and pupils are expected to challenge prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour. People from different faiths are invited to school to share their experiences in assemblies and in class. Through the PSHE and RE curriculum, pupils are encouraged to discuss and respect differences and similarities between people and faiths.

Coast and Vale Learning Trust

About Coast and Vale Learning Trust

The Coast and Vale Learning Trust in Scarborough aims to improve education in the locality through establishing coherent and collaborative practice across schools and other educational institutions in the area.

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