Equality

Equality Information:

Information on pupils by protected characteristics
The Equality Act protects people from discrimination on the basis of ‘protected characteristics’. Every person has several of the protected characteristics, so the Act protects everyone against unfair treatment.

• Disability*
• Ethnicity and Race
• Gender
• Religion and Belief

∗ The Equality Act defines disability as when a person has a ‘physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long term adverse effect on that person’s ability to carry out normal day to day activities.’

Sensitive information on some students with protected characteristics
It is not appropriate for us to collect information from students in relation to some protected characteristics, gender identity and sexual orientation. However, as a school we are aware that there may be a number of equality issues for gay, lesbian and bisexual students, as well as those who are undergoing or who have undergone a reassignment of their gender.

Maternity and pregnancy is also a protected characteristic. Where there are students who are pregnant or have young children, we will offer support to enable equality of opportunity.

Information on other groups of students
Ofsted inspections of schools will look at how school help “all students to make progress, including those whose needs, dispositions, aptitudes or circumstances require additional support”.

In addition to students with protected characteristics, we gather further information on the following groups of students:

• Students on free school meals
• Students with Special Educational Needs (SEN)
• Students with English as an additional language
• Students with a Traveller heritage
• Students from low income households
• Young carers
• Looked after children
• Other vulnerable groups

Publishing Information
To comply with the Equality Act we have considered the information that is suitable for publication and we have selected relevant information for publication.

Information on students by protected characteristics
Where it may be possible to identify individual from the information provided (when the number of students with a particular protected characteristic is fewer than 10 and the information is ‘sensitive personal information’) we have decided not to release the information and have indicated this by the use of an asterisk.

Please click here to view the Protected Characteristics document.