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British Values at Richmond upon Thames College

Richmond upon Thames College British Values 2017

Richmond upon Thames College is dedicated to promoting our values of honesty, integrity, mutual respect and personal accountability to support our students in becoming fully rounded members of society with a strong sense of social and moral responsibility.

We prepare our students for life in modern Britain by developing an understanding of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and this is reflected in our policies

The Government set out their definition of British Values in the Prevent Strategy 2011. In 2014, the Department of Education published guidance on promoting British Values in schools to ensure young people leave school and college prepared for life in Modern Britain.

The five definitions of British Values are as follows:

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


We can influence decision making through democratic processes such as the national electoral system, local elections or our own Students Union elections.

The Rule of Law

We are law abiding citizens and we are all accountable to the laws of society.

Individual Liberty

We understand and exercise our human rights in a safe environment. Students are supported and encouraged to make informed choices about their future progression pathways.

Mutual Respect

We promote the importance of mutual respect through the expectations of our Student Responsibilities and Behaviour Model in and around the college.

Tolerance of Different Faiths and Beliefs

We acknowledge and accept that people have the freedom to hold different faiths or beliefs.

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