British Values

The topic of British Values is now part of the curriculum and schools have to equip children for life in modern Britain. At St James our core fundamental values do indeed enable our children to live in a diverse society. What does this mean for our curriculum?


These elements are woven through out our curriculum. Visit our curriculum page.

Our Core Values

As a school community at St James we believe that everyone has the right to suceed, the right to be happy, the right to be who they are and tghe right to feel valued. The values we promote through all we do and say are as follows.


  • Respect

  •  Peace

  • Love

  • Forgiveness

  • Honesty

  • Hope

British Values are also threaded through the area of the curriculum known as SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development). At St James we are proud of the high quality SMSC we provide.
"Displays around the school reflect the strong commitment to the proportion of pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and British and Christian values" Ofsted Feb 2016.

What is SMSC?

Britain Through the Decades Oct 2015

Reception Children riding on donkeys