Ewell Castle School, Church Street, Ewell, Surrey, KT17 2AW
Senior School: 020 8393 1413
Preparatory School: 020 8394 3579

Ewell Castle School

British Values

British Values

  • Democracy
  • The Rule of Law
  • Individual Liberty
  • Mutual Respect
  • Tolerance

As part of the community, Ewell Castle School fully recognises its responsibility to serve the interests of all.  We are part of a multi-cultured society with many religious interests being served.  It is the School’s intention to ensure that the diverse groups and individuals attending are given a balanced education in every sense.  There is no room for political or religious extremism, and the free flow of ideas is to be positively encouraged.

The spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of the pupils is of paramount importance.  This means that discrimination of any kind is actively discouraged in faith, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, political afiliation and so on.  Ewell Castle School believes in equal opportunities for all.  A fully rounded education will equip our pupils properly for the challenges of Twenty First Century life.

In line with recent government direction, Ewell Castle School acknowledges the expectation that the key British Values will be routinely emphasised as part of community life, both inside and outside the classroom.

The fundamental British values are stipulated as being; Democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. We aim to promote principles which will enable pupils to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence.  Pupils are taught to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law of England.  They are also encouraged to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative and to understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the locality and beyond.

The expectation is that pupils will acquire a broad general knowledge of and respect for public institutions and services in England.  Tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions are important so pupils must come to appreciate and respect their own and different cultures.  Citizens of the United Kingdom are equal in the eyes of the law, and a full appreciation of the democratic process is to be grasped. Beyond this, partisan political views will not find a platform here.  It is considered to be the height of importance that a balanced presentation of opposing views is given.  It is the expectation that all Ewell Castle School pupils will leave this School prepared to serve the community positively, fully embued with a balanced view of society and its differences.