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Welcome to Hurdsfield Primary School

Our Behaviour for Learning Code: RESPECT, CHALLENGE, REFLECTION, RESILIENCE, ENCOURAGEMENT and CITIZENSHIP because... At Hurdsfield: only our best will do!

British Values

Promoting British Values at Hurdsfield Primary School and Nursery


The school takes opportunities to promote British Values, defined by the government as the following:


  • Democracy
    • Active School Council and developing Learning Council
    • Our children are actively encouraged to support the planning of topics in the curriculum.
  • The Rule of Law
    • New Behaviour Policy based on understanding that actions have consequences and clear expectations for our children of both learning and social behaviour.
    • Clear and high expectations for learning and behaviour are being embedded across the school.
  • Individual Liberty
    • Children are encouraged to be individual and celebrate their uniqueness through our curriculum.
    • We celebrate individuality in our weekly Celebration Assemblies which promote children's individual strengths across the whole school community. 
  • Mutual Respect
    • We are all different but we are all equal.  Children are taught to be respectful of each other's differences and celebrate them.  In lessons, we work collaboratively and draw on each other's strengths to reach a common goal.
    • Weekly Celebration Assembly that promotes individual and group achievements.  
    • Team Captains who lead their team and develop their own rewards to motivate their team.
  • Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
    • We welcome children and families who express a range of faiths and beliefs in school. 


Actively promoting British values also means challenging pupils, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British Values, including ‘extremist’ views.

We are ready for our next IGNITION day here at Hurdsfield and have take inspiration from the film 'The Greatest Showman' - This is me!

As a means of celebrating and exploring diversity within our school, wider community and country, we have planned for our next IGNITION day to be based around the film 'The Greatest Showman' - 3 weeks of fabulous learning awaits.

British Values in Action in the National News

Happy St Georges Day!

In support of our work on British Values, we have been learning about St. George - the patron said of England. Did you know he is also the patron saint of Greece and Russia?

Even if he didn't really slay a dragon, we believe that he shows the British Values of Mutual Respect and Tolerance in his defence of Christian values against the Romans despite being in danger of being killed himself.

Democracy in Action at Hurdsfield (5.3.2018)


Today GIRL POWER ruled at Hurdsfield as we learnt about the British Value of Democracy and the fight of the Suffragettes to ensure that women were allowed to vote like their male counterparts 100 years ago!


To illustrate how unfair it was to allow one group of people to vote and make decisions over someone else, for one day only the girls were in charge! They decided how long the boys could have for their playtime, who could eat their lunch first and what activities they could use. The boys were NOT impressed!


At the end of the day, each class discussed how this made them feel and reflected on how unfair it is to allow one person or group of people to make decisions on behalf of others. A powerful message which emphasised that despite the fact we are all different, we are all equal. Our difference makes us the same!

Everyone is different therefore we are the same!

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At Hurdsfield: only our best will do!