British Values

What is meant by “British Values”?

We believe that the following list exemplifies some of the key British values:

  • Democracy
  • Respect of the rule of law
  • Appreciation of the rights of other citizens
  • Individual liberty
  • The promotion of opportunities for all
  • Support for those who cannot, by themselves, sustain a dignified life‐style
  • Religious tolerance and respect for cultural diversity
  • Treating others with fairness
  • Participation in community life
  • The contribution to, as well as the benefit from, cultural and economic resources

Although this list is not exhaustive, we believe it encapsulates the attitudes that De La Salle School values and seeks to inculcate in its young people.


“Lasallians recognise that each person can and needs to be formed in a holistic way. Inspired by the Founder's writings and experience and by the living tradition of the Institute, Lasallians regard education as a process of integral human formation. They recognize human dignity in the face of everyone they meet.”

De La Salle Brothers: Circular 461, 2010


How do we promote these values at DLS?

At DLS we believe that our core purpose and mission makes explicit our fundamental belief in many of these values. This statement is the foundation of all our work with our students. Here at DLS our core values of faith, respect, challenge, innovation and compassion actively promote many of these British values and our key mission to ‘provide a safe and inspiring learning environment where all fulfil their potential’ sends a clear message both in word and practice that we promote inclusion, opportunity and entitlement of all members of our community.


“The provision for students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is strong, preparing students effectively to become valued citizens in modern Britain.”



For more information, please read our British Values Statement on our Policies page.