As an institution working for the public authority we are bound to comply with the Public Sector Equality Duty as stated in the Equality Act 2010. This means that we have a commitment to ensure that as a school we work to:

  • eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any  other conduct that is prohibited by or under the Public Sector Equality Act
  • advance equality of opportunity
  • foster good relations between children from different groups and those who are not part of that group
  • tackle and challenge prejudice and promote understanding 

Having the commitment to advance equality of opportunity means that as a school we work to:
   • remove or minimise disadvantages suffered by children from specific groups
   • take steps to meet the needs of children from specific groups
  • encourage children from specific groups to participate in school life or school activities

We show this commitment and promote equality through:

  • being a fully inclusive school which meets the needs of all pupils through adaptations and reasonable adjustments to both curriculum and provision as well as using teaching approaches which are inclusive and reflective of need
  • tackling discrimination through our school ethos which positively promotes equality, challenges bullying and stereotypes, and creates an environment which champions respect for all
  • including a comprehensive curriculum that teaches children of all ages about the importance of difference, tolerance and diversity as well as providing opportunities for children to appreciate their own culture and celebrate the diversity of other cultures
  • consulting and involving individuals affected by inequality in our decision making processes through the use of face to face consultations or questionnaires, sometimes involving our school council or pupil representatives which issues directly relate to children
  • our admissions arrangements follow the Leeds City Council admissions policy.  They are fair and transparent and do not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender, religion, belief, disability and/or socio-economic background
  • all staff appointments and promotions are made on the basis of merit and ability and in compliance with the law.  There is no gender pay gap in our organisation.


In addition to the above measures, complying with the duties of the Public Sector Equality Duty may involve treating some children or groups more favourably than others; but that is not to be taken as allowing behaviour or conduct that would otherwise be unacceptable to the school. The groups that the school consider will include (but may not be limited to):
gender reassignment;
religion or belief;
gender identification;
sexual orientation;
social disadvantage




To support the school in our commitment to equality we set equality objectives. Our current objectives, as detailed on our school development plan are:
    • to close the gap in progress and attainment for those children eligible for pupil premium                      funding
    • raise progress for children with SEN
    • provide children with further opportuities to have their voice heard through sytems such               as school council, pupil surveys and our communication APP - this includes empowering                   children to raise their concerns about being treated unfairly and reporting inequality,                        discrimination or abuse

 As a school our obligation and commitment to ensure equality and comply with the Equality Act 2010, as outlined on this page, also extends to all employees of the school as well as visitors and volunteers.