British Values

At Whitegate School the social, moral, spiritual, cultural and our Christian values will be strengthened as our curriculum enables the children to understand the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of the laws, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

Throughout school, you will see a variety of teaching and learning opportunities which enable our children to understand:

1. Democracy

How citizens can influence decision making through a democratic process

2. The rule of law

An appreciation that living under the rule of the law protects individual citizens.

3. Individual liberty

An understanding that bodies such as the police and the army can be held account by people, through the democratic organs of Government.

4. Mutual respect

An understanding that the freedom to hold other faiths and beliefs is protected in law, and an acceptance that other people having different faiths or beliefs to oneself (or having none) should not be the cause of prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour.

5. Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

An understanding of the problems of identifying and combating discrimination.

Our mission statement 'Enjoy Achieving Together' was developed through consultation with all staff, all children and all parents. It captures who we are as a school and determines our relationships with each other in school – child to child, child to adult, adult to child and adult to adult. It is at the core of what we believe and who we are.

Spiritual, moral, cultural, social development features in all areas of our planning and across the curriculum. Our aim is for children to feel part of our school community, to belong and to play their part in that community. We extend this to our parents and the wider community and beyond.

Our Behaviour policy and practice reflect the ethos of always having choices, making good choices, being rewarded and the consequences of our behaviour.

The School Council is a democratic body which provides the children with a powerful voice in terms of policy development as well as other developments around school including the school grounds.

Contact the School

Whitegate CE Primary School


Chair of Governors:
Mrs Teresa Finney

Head teacher:
Mrs Caroline Mackenzie

Clerk to Governors:
Mrs Susan Knight

Main Contact: Mrs Caroline Mackenzie Mrs Michelle Shephard (Bursar)

Tel: 01606 288080