St. Leonard's CEP Academy

"Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it" Proverb 22:6

Equality & Accessibility

Equality Statement

At St. Leonards CE Primary Academy, we are committed to ensuring equality of opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents and carers irrespective of any difference and to providing additional support, where necessary, to ensure this equality. We aim to develop a culture of inclusion and diversity in which all those connected to the school feel proud of their own identity and show respect and consideration of others’ identities.

We tackle discrimination through the positive promotion of equality, by challenging bullying and stereotypes and by creating an environment which champions respect for all.

At St. Leonards CE Primary Academy, we celebrate the strength in diversity, build on our similarities and seek enrichment from our differences. In doing so, we promote understanding and learning between and towards others, in order to create a school environment which upholds our core principles of being safe and respectful.  


Equality in Teaching and Learning

We provide all our pupils with the opportunity to succeed and to reach the highest level of personal achievement. We do this by:

  • Ensuring equality of access for all our pupils and preparing them for life in a diverse society
  • Using materials that reflect the diversity of the school population and local community without stereotyping
  • Promoting attitudes and values that challenge any discriminatory behaviour or prejudice
  • Providing opportunities for pupils to appreciate their own culture and celebrate the diversity of other cultures
  • Seeking to involve all parents in supporting their child’s education
  • Utilising teaching approaches appropriate for the whole school population which are inclusive and reflective of our pupils.


Equality in Admissions and Exclusion

Our admissions arrangements are fair and transparent and do not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender, religion, belief, disability and/or socio-economic background.


Equal Opportunities for Staff

All staff appointments and promotions are made on the basis of merit and ability and in compliance with the law. We are keen to ensure that the staffing of the school reflects the diversity of our community.


Please note that the plan below is currently under review: