Prevent, British Values, Equalities

Prevent Duty

The Prevent Duty is part of the UK Government’s Counter Terrorism strategy. It aims to protect communities and individuals by preventing young people and adults from being drawn into extremism and terrorism.

Lots of different organisations are required to help people learn how to protect themselves from radicalisation and to put in place processes for preventing people being drawn into terrorism. They are also required to flag concerns about anyone who they fear may be, or has been groomed or radicalised.

The Prevent Duty applies to local authorities, schools, higher and further education institutions, the health sector, prisons, probation and the police. In July 2015 the Prevent Duty Guidance was given to all colleges and schools. The Duty places certain legal responsibilities upon us. Amongst these, we are asked to show what we are doing to safeguard our students from radicalisation and extremism and how we help people to keep themselves safe.

The full guidance can be read and downloaded from the government's website:

Interim Principal Nikki Doughty is currently our Prevent Officer


British Values

One way of defining an extremist is someone following ideas and promoting behaviours that oppose the British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

Our school subscribes whole-heartedly to these values, embedding them in working with our student council and teachers’ meetings, with our compassionate application of rules and behaviour policy, with our emphasis on growing individual insight and resilience and with our culture of respect for all members of our community.


Please feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions regarding what we do, how we do it or anything else!

Park Road, Frome, Somerset, BA11 1EU
Tel: 01373 832804


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