British Values at Castleway

The Department for Education states that there is a 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”.

From September 2014 all schools are required by law to demonstrate that we promote British Values, specifically:

  • democracy
  • the rule of law
  • individual liberty
  • mutual respect
  • tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs

Castleway is a strongly values driven organisation.  Our mission to 'Be kind. Be confident. Be your best.' through our core values of friendship. honesty, kindness, resilience, respect and responsibility permeate every aspect of school life and the BRITISH VALUES above are already woven into the way we operate as a school community.  We nurture our children so they can grow into safe, caring, democratic, responsible and tolerant adults who make a positive difference to British society and to the world. Embedded into our school ethos we actively encourage our whole school community to respect other people with particular regards to the protected characteristics set out in the Equality Act 2010.

At Castleway, these values are taught through Personal, Social, Health and Emotional (PSHE), SMSC and Religious Education (RE) and assemblies. We also promote British Values through planning and delivering a broad and balanced curriculum.  Our strong anti-bullying culture also reinforces these values.

Actively promoting British Values also means challenging pupils, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British Values, including ‘extremist’ views.  All staff know that they must be aware of any signs of radical or extremist views as set out in the PREVENT agenda.  All adults including governors are vigilant and know to report any concerns about a child or adult to the Designated Safeguarding Lead. 

The Fundemental British Values are:

Democracy can be seen as a state of society characterised by equality of rights and privileges. It can also refer to our nation’s electoral systems.

Individual Liberty
Individual liberty suggests the free exercise of rights generally seen as outside government control.

Rule of Law
All people and institutions are subject to and accountable to law that is fairly applied and enforced.

Mutual Respect
The proper regard for an individual’s dignity, which is reciprocated.

Tolerance of Those with Different Faiths and Beliefs
A fair, objective, and permissive attitude to those whose faith and beliefs may differ from one’s own.

The following websites may contain helpful information:



Castleway North,
Wirral, CH46 1RN


Mrs. K. Kay Business Manager


Mrs. J. McCarthy SENDCo


We are a Federation of 2 schools: In September 2022, Castleway Nursery School joined Castleway Primary School on the same site after significant refurbishment works from the Local Authority.