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Equality Information and Objectives

Thorpe Lea Primary School and Nursery

Equality Information and Objectives 


Public Sector Equality Duty

The Equality Act 2010 requires us 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.

Thorpe Lea Primary School and Nursery is an inclusive school that promotes the well-being and progress of every child and ensures that 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 and fostering good relationships between people. It also ensures that we continue to tackle issues of disadvantage and underachievement of different groups.

Our approach to equality is based on the following key principles:

  1. All learners are of equal value
  2. We recognise and respect difference
  3. We foster positive attitudes and relationships and a shared sense of cohesion and belonging.
  4. We observe good equalities practice in staff recruitment, retention and development.
  5. We aim to reduce and remove inequalities and barriers that already exist.
  6. We have the highest expectations of all our children.

Equality Information (Updated January 2020)

Number of pupils on roll at the school: 231
Age of pupils: 3 to 11

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 (SEN)
  • Pupils with English as an Additional Language (EAL)
  • Young carers
  • Looked after children
  • Other vulnerable groups

It may be possible to identify individuals from the information provided when the number of pupils with a particular characteristic is low and the information is sensitive personal information. In these cases we have indicated this by an asterisk*.  



Any other Asian background 4.7%


Any other Black background 0.38%


Any other ethnic group  2.7%


Any other mixed background   1.5%


Any other White background 3.5%


Bangladeshi  1.2%


Black - African  0.38%


Black - Caribbean 0


Chinese 0


Indian  1.5%


Pakistani 0.38%


Refused 0


White - British  73%


White - Irish 0


White - European 4.3%

White and Black African 0


White and Black Caribbean 0.38%


White and Asian 1.5%

Gender: 42% male, 58% female

Pupils eligible for Free School Meals (FSM): 35%

Pupils eligible for Pupil Premium Finding – Disadvantage group: 28%

Pupils with Special Educational Needs (SEN) 10.5%

Pupils with English as an Additional Language (EAL): 15%

Young carers: *

Looked after children: *


Please find below our Equality Information and Objectives document.