British Values


As a Catholic School we actively promote values, virtues and ethics that shape our pupils' character and moral perspective, through the teachings of the Church. We are confident that our continued focus on the Gospel Values will give our pupils the necessary awareness of what it means to be a good citizen in Britain today, and embed in them the building blocks of a future successful and productive life.

We are a diverse community, reflecting the breadth of Bristol’s current population.  Consequently in our daily practice and in our school planning there is a commitment to respecting our community’s  origins and beliefs.

Our Values
At St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, following the teachings of Jesus, we value:
Gentleness & Humility

We are kind to each other and respect each other. We welcome those who come to our school.

Forgiveness & Mercy

We understand that people can make mistakes. We can say sorry and be friends with each other.

Peace & Tolerance

We work well together and support each other in our work and play. We celebrate our similarities and differences.

Holiness & Purity

We value time spent in prayer and reflection. We respect the faith and beliefs of all who are part of our school community.

Compassion & Dignity

We care for others in our words and our actions. We support each other in our work and in our play.

Justice & Truth

We always tell the truth and help those who might be treated unfairly.

Integrity & Faithfulness

We value our friendships and relationships with each other by being considerate and thoughtful in our actions.

Service & Sacrifice

We work hard in everything we do and are happy to give our time to help others.


"The gospel values underpin the caring ethos that permeates the school. " Ofsted Dec 2021


St Joseph's Catholic Primary School is committed to serving its community. We recognise the multi-cultural, multi-faith and ever-changing nature of the United Kingdom. 

We follow equal opportunities guidance which guarantees that there will be no discrimination against any individual or group, regardless of faith, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, political or financial status, or similar.

The Government emphasises that schools are required to ensure that key ‘British Values’ are taught in all UK schools. The five British Values are:

  • Democracy
  • The rule of law
  • Individual liberty
  • Mutual respect
  • Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
These areas are taught throughout the curriculum especially in Relationships and Sex Education (RSE), Personal Social and Health Education (PSHE), Religious Education (RE) and through texts and activities in Science, English, History among other subjects.