Here at Carleton High School we recognise the multi-faith and multi-cultural make-up of the United Kingdom, and we believe that it is important that we promote the inclusive values which make Britain great. We welcome all students entitled to education under British law, whatever their faith, ethnicity, political viewpoints, sexuality or gender.

We seek to promote British values at Carleton High School through our curriculum, assemblies and deeper learning days.


Democracy is consistently reinforced. We use democratic processes for some key decisions, such as holding elections for Head Boy and Head Girl. Democracy is explored further in subjects including History and RE, as well as in form time, drop down days and assemblies. Student Voice and Headteacher breakfasts ensure that our students feel part of decisions taken within the school.

The Rule of Law
The importance of laws are consistently reinforced in assemblies and throughout the school day. Students learn the values and reasons behind the laws that govern and protect us. They learn about the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Our students learn to manage their behaviour and take responsibility for their actions. Our staff in turn are committed to providing a consistent environment. An environment of this type enables students to feel safe and secure, promoting excellent conditions for learning to take place.
Individual Liberty

We encourage students to become good and valued citizens. We have created an environment where all students feel safe and where choices and freedoms are encouraged within the realms of the school’s expectations. We offer a range of extracurricular activities which students have the freedom to choose from, based on their interests, so that individual talents can be built upon. Carleton High School also participates in a number of charity fundraisers each year.

Mutual Respect
Mutual respect is fundamental at Carleton High School. Students learn to treat each other and staff with great respect, and respect their environment by not dropping litter.
Tolerance for Those With Different Faiths and Beliefs
All students are respected and valued equally regardless of their ability, gender, faith, heritage or race. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum in which all major religions are studied at KS3. Our assemblies help all students to find out about themselves and others; linking their lives to the communities in which they belong. We place great emphasis on providing opportunities to participate in events and celebrations to broaden all students’ experiences and awareness of others, through drop down days and educational visits.
Radicalisation and Extremism

We actively support the view that all students should be protected from radicalisation and extremism. Our approach is in line with the government’s CONTEST (counter-terrorist) and PREVENT (stopping people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism) strategies.

Messages of hate can take many forms and extremist groups use them to recruit young people. Parents can find more information, including advice on protecting their children, by clicking here.