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British Values & Our Catholic Ethos

British Values

The government set out its definition of ‘British Values’ in the ‘Prevent Strategy’ (2011), which was designed to prevent the extremism and religious radicalisation of young people. British values are considered by the present government to be democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs. The promotion of ‘British values’ is central to Catholic education at because British values have their origin in the Christian values of our nation. St Antony's is a Catholic school which actively promotes tolerance, forgiveness and reconciliation. Our mission and whole school aims below encourage inclusivity.

The Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales states that:

“The Catholic school aims to be a community within the wider Catholic body which promotes by its teaching, relationships and worship the following of Christ by its members. For its fruitfulness it depends particularly on the faith of its adult members and the way in which they are able to cloth that faith in daily living”.

That means the school should be “Christo-centric”. That Christ should be the centre of all that we do in our learning, in our leisure and in our worship. Christ then should be reflected in all areas of school life.