Statement on Core British Values

Updated Dec 2022 (DM)

Statement on Core British Values

Wimbledon School of English is a multicultural and international community in which we help to foster an acceptance and tolerance of a range of views students many encounter in such an environment. We fully subscribe to the Government’s Prevent strategy and we encourage our students to express their views and beliefs as long as these respect the core British values of:



At Wimbledon School of English, we are aware that some students may have been exposed to extremist influences or prejudiced views before their arrival in the UK or may be exposed to them after coming here. These influences may emanate from a variety of sources and media, including via the internet, and at times students may themselves reflect or display views that may be discriminatory, prejudiced or extremist, including using derogatory language. Any prejudice, discrimination or extremist views, including derogatory language, displayed by students or staff will always be challenged and dealt with in line with the relevant policies on student behaviour and staff conduct.


As part of wider safeguarding responsibilities, staff will be alert to and have a duty to report:



In the first instance, reports of any of the above will be made to the DSL, any member of the Safeguarding Team, the Principal and/or the Managing Director. In extreme cases the police may need to be notified.


In order to help prevent such occurrences, the school is committed to: