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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 monitor and analyse pupil achievement by race, gender and disability and act on any trends or patterns in the data that require additional support for pupils.


  • To promote the Arts from a wide range of cultures / ethnic backgrounds.


  • To celebrate cultural events throughout the year to increase pupil awareness and understanding of different communities.


  • To ensure access for all to swimming lessons, sports festivals and school visits regardless of disability / SEN.


  • To ensure access to school residential trip regardless of medical need.


  • To ensure all pupils are given the opportunity to make a positive contribution to the life of the school e.g. through involvement in the School Council by election, class assemblies, fund raising etc.


  • To ensure that school resources and displays in classrooms and corridors promote diversity in terms of race, gender and ethnicity.