British Values

At Cockshut Hill, we actively promote British values.

At Cockshut Hill School we value the diversity of backgrounds of all pupils, families and wider school community.  Our curriculum takes a global approach to learning by introducing themes from the perspective of other people in other countries.

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”.

The Department for Education defines British Values as follows:

  1. Respect for democracy and support or participation in the democratic process
  2. Respect for the basis on which the law is made and applies in England
  3. Support for equality of opportunity for all
  4. Support and respect for the liberties of all within the law
  5. Respect for and tolerance of different faiths and religious and other beliefs


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


Remembrance 2017


British Values THE BIG Launch


Letter from our Chair of the Academy Council

 Letter-from-Richard Beamish-June-2017


Following British Values – Voting for our House Captains

On 22nd June 2017, students voted for their House Captains. In the weeks leading up to voting day, students wishing to become candidates completed an application form on which they stated the qualities they felt they had which would make them an effective House Captain and what made them proud to be a member of


The Great Get Together

More than 200 teenagers today marked the start of a UK-wide weekend of celebrations of the life of the murdered MP Jo Cox. The 14 and 15 year olds from Ninestiles School and Cockshut Hill School formed a large heart-shaped chain and spell out her name along with MP Jess Phillips. There will coverage from the BBC


Cockshut Hill School wins respect award

Cockshut Hill School has been accredited as a Level 1 Rights Respecting School. They started the journey in the summer of 2016 forming an action plan to become Rights Respecting. The school chose to underpin its vision for improvement around the award strategically planning its practices around elements involved. At the heart of the award lie


Remembrance Day 2016