British Values

The children shared some lovely tributes in the Remembrance Day assembly...




















Here are our current displays around the school, linked with British Values.


British values week have taken place in the academy during the w/c 5th September 2016.  We also held British values weeks during the weeks of the 23rd February 2015 and the 7th September 2016.  During these weeks all children gained an understanding of the British values and also how we apply them into our own academy.   Although these are planned week, British values and preparing children for life in modern britain is threaded through our entire curriculum.

Please click here to see our Y4 children making poppies for rememberance!

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development of pupils at Delta Academies, including British Values.    

The Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) development of our pupils has always been at the heart of the education offered in Delta Academies.   Our Academies’ approach to SMSC is embedded in the Delta ethos of mutual respect, partnership working and collaboration; an approach that we believe is fundamental to a full and positive participation in life in modern Britain.   

Examples of how fundamental British values, including democracy, the rule of law,

individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths

and beliefs, have been actively promoted Craven Primary Academy include:

Craven election!!!

On Thursday 7th May the academy held their own election to coincide with the general election.  The children discussed politics, democracy and different party leaders.  A very informative and educational day which we will not forget!

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  • Academy Ethos Statement;
  • Student Voice activities;

  • Citizenship lessons—Enterprise;

  • Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)programmes including Seal Half termly;

  • Religious Education (RE) lessons;

  • Assemblies—RE and PSHE foci, Faith and Saint Days;

  • Charity work—fund raising / pupils selecting charities;

  • Curriculum subjects— ‘What it means to be British’, History, Music, Guided Reading, relevant texts in Literacy, Twitter;

  • After school clubs;

  • Sporting Events;

  • Theme days or weeks - Anti-bullying Week, E-Safety Week, Global Entrepreneurship Week;

  • Educational visits and learning outside the classroom.


We support the spiritual development of our pupils to enable them to develop their:

  • ability to be reflective about their own beliefs, religious or otherwise, that inform their perspective on life and their interest in and respect for different people’s faiths, feelings and values;
  • sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them;
  • use of imagination and creativity in their learning; and
  • willingness to reflect on their experiences.

We support the moral development of our pupils to enable them to develop their:

  • ability to recognise the difference between right and wrong, and to apply this understanding in their own lives and, in so doing, respect the civil and criminal law of England;
  • understanding of the consequences of their behaviour and actions; and
  • interest in investigating and offering reasoned views about moral and ethical issues, and being able to understand and appreciate the viewpoints of others on these issues.

We support the social development of our pupils to enable them to develop their:

  • use of a range of social skills in different contexts, including working and socialising with pupils from different religious, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds;
  • willingness to participate in a variety of communities and social settings, including by volunteering, cooperating well with others and being able to resolve conflicts effectively;
  • acceptance and engagement with the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs;

We support the cultural development of our pupils to enable them to develop their :

  • understanding and appreciation of the wide range of cultural influences that have shaped their own heritage and that of others;
  • understanding and appreciation of the range of different cultures within school and further afield as an essential element of their preparation for life in modern Britain;
  • knowledge of Britain's democratic parliamentary system and its central role in shaping our history and values, and in continuing to develop Britain;
  • willingness to participate in and respond positively to artistic, sporting and cultural opportunities;
  • interest in exploring, improving understanding of and showing respect for different faiths and cultural diversity,
  • tolerance towards different religious, ethnic and socio-economic groups in the local, national and global communities.

Through the range of activities offered we aim to enable our pupils to develop their:

  • self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence;
  • their acceptance of responsibility for their behaviour;
  • their understanding of how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the locality in with the Academy is situated and to society more widely;
  • respect for their own and other cultures;
  • respect for other people, with particular regard to the protected characteristics set out in the Equality Act 2010; and
  • respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic process.    

These are the skills and attitudes we believe will allow our pupils to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in modern Britain.


EU Referendum 23rd June 2016 BV2


Craven Primary have shared thewir opinions in the lead up to the eagerly awaited Referendum! We have been so proud of the attitudes, maturity and commitment of the children to our EU Referendum week. Year 5 began the week by gathering information for both sides of the debate: remain or leave. The children then decided which side they favoured having heard the information. They then paired themselves up and began to put together their information into persuasive speeches and the campaign began.

All of the children showed tremendous confidence as they presented their speeches to the whole school. They then organised a secret ballot vote and counted up the results. Once the results had been checked and verified the class held an assembly to shared the results which were:

Remain = 96

Leave = 48

Fantastic effort from everyone on such a difficult subject. Well done! Take a look at the attachments to read some of the children's arguments!