British Values

WOA is committed to serving our community. WOA recognises the multi-cultural, multi-faith and ever-changing nature of the United Kingdom. WOA also understands the vital role our school plays in ensuring that groups or individuals within our community are not subjected to prejudice, discrimination, intimidation or radicalisation by those wishing to unduly, or illegally, influence them. WOA accepts admissions from all those entitled to an education under British law, including students of all faiths or none. WOA follows a rigorous diversity and equality scheme, which seeks to eradicate discrimination against any individual or group, regardless of faith, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexuality, disability, political or financial status, or similar. We aim to serve all of our community. The Government emphasises that schools are required to ensure that key ‘British Values’ are taught in all UK schools. The government set out its definition of British values in the ‘Prevent Strategy’ – values of:
  • Democracy
  • The rule of law
  • Individual liberty
  • Mutual respect
  • Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
We use strategies within the curriculum and beyond to ensure these values are communicated and acted upon. At WOA our spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) education programme has been mapped out alongside our personal, social, health (PSHE) and sex and relationships (SRE) programmes of study – it permeates through our whole curriculum, supports the development of the ‘whole child’ and includes the teaching and development of British Values.