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Vision & Values

'Rooted in God’s love, everyone growing together to be the best that we can be'

Ephesians chapter 3 verse 17

14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

At Barrow URC Primary School, our school family, including children, parents, staff and governors, live, learn and work by our seven core values. Our values enhance and bring meaning to our vision ‘Rooted in God’s love, everyone working together to be the best that we can be’ and to help ensure that all members of our school family flourish and develop on their own personal journey.  Our 7 core values are; Trust, Kindness, Respect, Love, Honesty, Forgiveness and Peace.

British Values


How do we promote British Values at Barrow? 


British Values, as defined by the government in 2011 are democracythe rule of lawindividual libertymutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs.  At Barrow URC Primary School we believe that promoting these values is of paramount importance and do so daily through every day school life.   



How We Promote It




  • Our pupil selected School Council teaches about the importance of democracy.
  • Our pupils have the opportunity to volunteer their time in activities/roles such as Play leaders, Digital leaders, Worship Wardens, School council, house captains and also take part in fund raising events for local and national charities.
  • Democracy is also promoted through daily decision making, debating, RSHE lessons and assemblies.
  • Pupils are taught about the freedom of speech through assemblies.

The rule of law



  • Our behaviour policy demands high expectations of pupil conduct and this is shared with and agreed by all pupils. Pupils are rewarded for exhibiting good and caring behaviour and consistent demonstration of our values is recognised through things such as 'Headteacher Award' and  ‘Star of the Week’.
  • Through our RSHE lessons, our pupils are taught how to earn trust and respect and are supported to develop a strong sense of morality; knowing right from wrong and doing the right thing even when it’s difficult.
  • Children are taught about equality and mutual respect for all and this is reinforced through our behaviour policy.

Individual liberty


  • Through our school values and RSHE lessons, children are taught about personal responsibility, choices, ambition and aspiration.  They are encouraged to take opportunities to follow their interests in art, sport etc.
  • Children are taught how to keep themselves safe, including on-line.  This is done through computing lessons, e-safety days, assemblies and outside organisations such as the NSPCC, as well as through the RSHE curriculum.


Mutual respect

  •  Our behaviour policy demands high expectations of pupil conduct and this is shared with and agreed by all pupils.
  • Through our school’s values, RSHE and circle time, children are taught to respect each other, to be cooperative and collaborative, be supportive and to look for similarities while being understanding of differences.
  • Mutual respect is an expectation of all and is promoted through daily life at Barrow URC Primary School , RSHE lessons and assemblies.
  • Pupils learn about a range of faiths and beliefs and how difference enriches life experiences. 

Tolerance of different faiths, beliefs and of those who have no beliefs 

(Respect, tolerance and understanding)




  • Diversity in one of a our 5 curriculum drivers and we ensure that this runs throughout our curriculum. We are committed to nurturing children who celebrate the differences of others.
  • Our behaviour policy demands high expectations of pupil conduct and this is shared with and agreed by all pupils.
  • Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs is promoted through the curriculum for Religious Education.  Pupils learn about different religions, their beliefs, places of worship and festivals, and learn about those who have no faith or beliefs.
  • Special assemblies are held celebrating significant religious festivals such as Ramadan and Diwali where guest speakers, staff and pupils are invited to share their beliefs and traditions.
  • Pupils have the opportunity to visit places of worship.