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Equal Opportunities Statement of Commitment


St Leonard's Lower School and the Governing body are committed to a policy of equality and aims to ensure that no employee, job applicant, child or other member of our school community is treated less favourably on grounds of sex, race, colour, ethnic background, marital status, age, sexual orientation, disability or religious belief.


Any behaviour, comments or attitudes that undermine or threaten an individual's self-esteem on these grounds will not be tolerated. We aim to provide equal access to high quality educational opportunities and to ensure that everyone feels that they are a valued member of our school community. We seek to provide a safe and happy environment where cultural diversity is celebrated and where we can all flourish and achieve our full potential.


We aim to empower our children to make informed choices so that they are better prepared for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life in a modern world. 

All members of our school community are responsible for promoting our equal opportunity policy and are obliged to respect and act in accordance with it.


Equality Objectives


  • To close gaps in attainment and achievement between all groups of children; especially boys and girls, children eligible for free school meals, children with special educational needs and disabilities, looked after children and children from different heritage groups.
  • To monitor and promote the involvement of all groups of children in the extra-curricular life of the school, especially vulnerable groups including children with special educational needs.
  • To promote diversity and equality with the curriculum.
  • To promote cultural understanding and awareness of different religious beliefs between different ethnic groups within our school community.
  • To ensure access for all to swimming lessons, sports festivals and school visits.
  • To ensure that school resources and displays in classrooms and corridors promote diversity in terms of race, gender and ethnicity.