Heaton School 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 school are not subjected to intimidation or radicalization by those wishing to unduly, or illegally, influence them.
The school, as a maintained school, accepts admissions from all those entitled to an education under British law, including pupils of all faiths or none. It follows the policies outlined by its governing body 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.
The Government emphasises that schools/colleges are required to ensure that key ‘British Values’ are taught in all UK schools/colleges. The government set out its definition of British values as:-
- The rule of law
- Individual liberty
- Mutual respect
- Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
Heaton School , through a wide range of activities, aims to meet these standards and uses strategies within the National Curriculum and beyond to secure such outcomes for students.