Vision / Ethos / RAISE Blackwater / British Values
Blackwater School is committed to serving its community. It recognises the multi-cultural, multi faith and ever-changing nature of the United Kingdom. It also understands the vital role it has in ensuring that groups or individuals within the school are not subjected to intimidation or radicalisation by those wishing to unduly, or illegally, influence them.

Blackwater School follows 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. Our school is dedicated to preparing students for their adult life beyond the formal examined curriculum and ensuring that it promotes and reinforces British values to all its students.

The Government emphasises that schools are required to ensure that key ‘British Values’ are taught in all UK schools. The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy.

The five British Values are:

Democracy; The rule of law; Individual liberty; Mutual respect; Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

Blackwater School uses the concept of RAISE Blackwater to ensure all children are educated in an environment consistent with the values above.

Resilience​ Achieve​ Independent​ Standards​ Enriching
Respect​ Aspire​ Individual​ Sensitive​ Experimental

RAISE Blackwater is embedded in all aspects of school life.