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Equality Scheme & Objectives

Public Sector Equality Duty:

The Equality Act 2010 requires schools to publish information that demonstrates that we have due regard for the need to:

  • Eliminate unlawful  discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct prohibited by the Equality Act 2010
  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it
  • Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.


Applecroft School is an inclusive, community school where we focus on the well-being and progress of every child and where all members of our community are of equal worth.


We believe that the Equality Act provides a framework to support our commitment to valuing diversity, tackling discrimination, promoting equality, fostering good relationships between people and promoting British Values. It also ensures that we continue to tackle issues of disadvantage and underachievement of different groups.


Information on pupils by protected characteristics:

The Equality Act 2010 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.

In order to ensure that all pupils are protected from discrimination, the school collects information on protected characteristics.


Information on other groups of pupils:

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

  • Pupils eligible for Free School Meals (FSM)
  • Pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
  • Disadvantaged groups
  • Pupils with English as an Additional Language (EAL)
  • Young carers
  • Children Looked After (CLA) and Post-Looked After (PCLA)
  • Other vulnerable groups


Eliminating discrimination and other conduct that is prohibited by the Act:

The information provided here aims to demonstrate that we give careful consideration to equality issues in everything that we do at Applecroft School. ‘Due regard’ ensures that we work towards eliminating discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct that is prohibited by the Equality Act.

We are committed to working for equality for all our staff, parents/carers and children to meet our duties under the Equality Act 2010.


We eliminate discrimination by:

  • Adoption of the single Equality Scheme
  • Our Behaviour and Discipline policy ensures that all children feel safe at school and addresses prejudicial bullying
  • Reporting, responding to and monitoring all racist and homophobic incidents
  • Regularly monitoring the curriculum to ensure that the curriculum meets the needs of our pupils and that it promotes respect for diversity and challenges negative stereotyping
  • Teaching is of the highest quality to ensure children reach their potential and all pupils are given equal entitlement to success
  • Tracking pupil progress to ensure that all children make rapid progress, and intervening when necessary
  • Ensuring that all pupils have the opportunity to access extra-curricular provision
  • Listening to and monitoring views and experiences of pupils and adults to evaluate the effectiveness of our policies and procedures.


A copy of our school's Equality Policy is available on the policies page of our website. 


Our School’s Equality Objectives:

Our equality objective setting process has involved gathering evidence as follows:


  • School Improvement Plan;
  • Analysing School Performance reports;
  • Analysis of whole school data including rigorous analysis of vulnerable groups including SEN/D, EAL, BME, Gender, Pupil Premium, FSM, Boys and Girls
  • Pupil Progress Reviews;
  • Safeguarding Reviews;
  • Consultation with school staff and governors
  • Pupil Voice


Equality Objectives:Protected Characteristic:

1) To challenge career gender specific stereotypes through the 

Primary Futures programme


2) To ensure high quality provision for children with SEND, enabling

them to access a fully inclusive curriculum and reach their potential


3) To further develop children's understanding and experience of a 

range of religions through the RE curriculum and a planned programme of 

visits, workshops, assemblies and speakers

Ethnicity & Race

Religion & Belief

4) To diminish the difference in attainment between pupils eligible for

the Pupil Premium across the school by ensuring accelerated

progress of these children 

Social Disadvantage
5) To ensure our curriculum and resources are diverse and represent both our school's community and that of our countyAll