Equality at St Andrew’s C E Primary School

Schools have a public sector equality duty. This means that they must uphold the Equalities Act 2010, which means at St Andrew’s C E Primary School we are committed to advancing and achieving equality of opportunity for all students, parents/carers/associated persons, staff, governors and visitors. We believe that all people are of equal value and are entitled to equality of opportunity and that our diversity enriches our community.


This duty encompasses the following protected characteristics:

Values, principles and standards

Equality of opportunity is fundamental to good practice in education, in which fairness of opportunity for all is a basic right. This policy is therefore underpinned by the following values, principles and standards:

How do we achieve this?

Equality is achieved at St Andrew’s C E Primary School through:

  1. the ethos of the school, which continually promotes the importance of each child, celebrates difference , and acts to remove any barriers so that all children can achieve
  2. a broad and balanced curriculum, including RE and PSHE, which allows pupils to explore equality issues as part of their everyday learning
  3. policies and procedures which ensure equality is promoted through provision for example for children with Special educational Needs, race equality, and the monitoring of those policies
  4. Social , moral, spiritual and cultural development (SMSC)
  5. Discussion with vulnerable groups to ensure their voice is heard, including parents, children and staff.