At St Bartholomew’s we take every possible opportunity to celebrate and promote equality and diversity in our ever changing world.

We firmly believe that in order for children to grow up and be respectful towards each and every person they meet in life, this must be taught in school and be promoted amongst the wider community. Everyone who comes into contact with our school has the right to do so, feeling that they are a welcome addition and that they will receive the respect that they deserve. At St Bartholomew’s everyone is welcome! 

The Public Sector Equality Duty The Equality Act of 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. As a school we pride ourselves in being able to:

  1. Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.
  2. Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.
  3. Consult with a wide variety of stakeholders regarding the decisions that we make to promote equality and eliminate discrimination; including families, pupils, staff and members of the local community. 

We understand the principle of the Act and the work needed to ensure that those with protected characteristics are not discriminated against and are given equality of opportunity.  A protected characteristic under the act covers following groups. Age, disability, race or racial group (including colour, nationality and ethnic origin or national origins), religion or belief, sex, marriage and civil partnership, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, sexual orientation, caring responsibilities, social class or Trade union activity. 

Please see our Equality Policy, Action Plan and Equality Statement for further information.