Chapel Allerton Primary School – Equalities Statement
The Equality Act 2010 makes it unlawful to discriminate against anyone because of age, gender, race, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment and pregnancy or maternity (the protected characteristics). It placed a duty on public bodies to have due regard to the need to:
Eliminate discrimination and other conduct that is prohibited by the Act,
Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it,
Foster good relations across all characteristics – between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.
Chapel Allerton Primary is a large primary school that serves a contrasting and diverse community. Around 13.5% of pupils are eligible for free school meals and the proportion of pupils with special education needs and disabilities is currently around average at 15%. Around 60% of pupils are from BME backgrounds.
We have a large staff of which 85% are female and 25% are from minority and ethnic backgrounds.
The leadership team and governors review annually how we comply with the public sector equality duty.