These values form the foundation of our school community.

  • We have high expectations in all areas of our school life.
  • We learn together, working collaboratively, both with people within our school as well as in the community around us.
  • We regularly self-evaluate our learning and seek to improve from what we have learnt.
  • We strive to be independent learners.
  • We take initiative and responsibility for both our learning and our actions.
  • We believe in creating opportunities that widen horizons in order for all to flourish.
  • We provide support, encouragement and challenge so that everyone has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

British Values

The DfE have reinforced the need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.” The Government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy.

The promotion of British values is not something new to our curriculum at Mersham. Such values are at the core of all we do whether it be through our assemblies, our RE curriculum, our personal, social, health and citizenship lessons or through other areas of the curriculum. The term British values can be somewhat misleading as these values are integral to so many countries across the world.

  • Democracy
  • The Rule of Law
  • Individual Liberty
  • Mutual Respect
  • Tolerance of Different Faiths and Beliefs