British Values

Promoting British Values at Hill Top Academy


Hill Top Academy promotes and upholds the British Values of Democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance.  

An understanding of democracy is developed through our academy’s Pupil Parliament. Following a vote, each class elects a Member of Parliament. The Parliament meets once a month to bring to the table any issues or ideas from their constituents. In addition, they are consulted about their ideas for academy improvement and in policy making. 


An understanding of the rule of law is developed through  class discussions around the rights and responsibilities of the pupils and setting up of class agreements. The academy ‘Golden Rules’ inform the behaviour reward systems within the academy and are promoted at all times during the academy day.


An understanding of civil liberty (freedom of speech, freedom of movement, freedom of assembly, freedom of association and freedom of religious worship) is developed through pupil voice, pupil choice and pupil influence in the curriculum and in all aspects of academy life.


An understanding of respect and tolerance is developed through our academy ethos, our Golden Rules and our approaches to managing behaviour in a restorative and proactive manner.