Fundamental British Values


The DfE have recently reinforced the need "to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation of all schools to promote the fundamental British values of:

  • democracy,
  • the rule of law,
  • individual liberty and

The Government emphasises that schools/academies are required to ensure that key ‘British Values’ are taught in all UK schoolsmutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs."

The Littlehampton Academy within the family of Woodard Schools

The Littlehampton Academy (TLA) is part of the Woodard Academies Trust (WAT) an education charity formed in 2007 to deliver an academy programme on behalf of Woodard Schools. Created by founder Nathaniel Woodard in 1848, Woodard is the largest group of independent Church of England schools in England and Wales. Woodard Academies Trust and Woodard Schools share a common ethos and vision: to inspire young people to make a difference.

Our Academy ethos reflects our deep commitment to delivering an outstanding education to the students we teach. Like all WAT academies, we prioritise inclusion and value individuals, and excel in delivering pastoral care and personalised learning paths for our students. Our aim is to offer students not only a first-class education, but also to teach them real-life skills that will provide lifelong benefits. The Littlehampton Academy strongly believes that it should enrich the community it serves and play an active role in its development. TLA embraces a Christian ethos, promoting understanding, tolerance and diversity.

The Littlehampton Academy celebrates diversity and with its sister academies shares an educational vision which empowers and adds value to a child’s development. Our curriculum encourages students to ask challenging questions and develop a strong sense of their own individual identity, as well as the ability to understand and communicate with people from other cultures. Students learn through high levels of application to real time situations. Our curriculum equally values academic excellence, character formation, skills and qualifications for life. Our extra-curricular activities allow students to develop new interests and skills, celebrate all aspects of learning, and they challenge young people out of their comfort zone.

The Littlehampton Academy, which is open to all faiths and none, is committed to serving its community and surrounding areas. It recognises the multi-cultural, multi-faith and ever-changing nature of the United Kingdom, and therefore those it serves. It also understands the vital role it has in ensuring that groups or individuals within the Academy are not subjected to intimidation or radicalisation by those wishing to unduly, or illegally, influence them.

The Littlehampton Academy, accepts admissions from all those entitled to an education under British law, including students of all faiths or none.  It follows the policies outlined by the Woodard Academy Trust and its Academy Council regarding equal opportunities, which guarantee that there will be no discrimination against any individual or group, regardless of faith, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, political or financial status, or similar.

It seeks to serve all. 

Marianne Gentilli