Our Church School ~ Our Christian Values

We believe that the children are the most important people in this school


Our beliefs and values – in fact everything we do – is centred around them.  Our aim is to strive to give them the very best education which will help them to:


The children, staff, parents and governors were all involved in shaping the nine core values that we believe are central to everything that we do in school.  They are:











Can you spot them all in the word cloud below?

Birdham Primary Wordcloud

We also fully support the government’s drive to promote fundamental British values, as part of our duty to develop pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural awareness.


British values visible in our school through:




  • Elected representatives to School Council and ECO team
  • Mock elections held on General election day
  • Children and parents choose what after school clubs they want by voting

Rule of law

  • Children understand the school rules, and follow them
  • The Behaviour Charter being signed by every child
  • Visits by our local school Police liaison officer

Individual liberty

  • Assembly that discuss the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights
  • Children being free to choose from the free fruit and veg that we provide
  • Opportunities for children to learn how to be safe when online

Mutual respect

  • Our commitment to FairTrade activities and promotion of sustainability
  • Annual surveys with pupils, staff and parents to help inform school decisions
  • Ensuring its prominence as one of our core school values

Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs

  • Collective worship which is provided by a wide range of speakers, including those with different faiths
  • International links with schools in other countries with very different cultures


We are also fully committed to the Government’s Prevent Strategy, which is aimed at ensuring all children are kept free from radicalisation and extremist causes. More details of this can be accessed by clicking this link

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