Equality Objectives

‘Socially, racially and religiously inclusive.’ – Parental Questionnaire 

The Beacon CE Primary School is an inclusive school. We are committed to ensuring equality of education and opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents and carers receiving services from the school, irrespective of race, gender, disability, faith, religion or socio-economic group and recognising the protected characteristics in the Equality Act. Working in partnership with parents, we provide a happy, stimulating environment rooted in Christian values. All are cared for and nurtured spiritually, morally, intellectually, physically, socially and emotionally.

Click on a policy to read our:

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy 2021

Equal Opportunities Plan 2021

Behaviour Policy 2021

Exclusion Policy 2021

Anti-Bullying Policy 2021

Accessibility Plan 2017-2021

Other policies are under Key Information – Policies on our website.

Under the Equality Act 2010, we welcome our general duty to

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and 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.

We recognise our specific duties which aims to assist us to meet our general duty -

  • To annually publish information on how we are complying with the Equality Duty including to publish information on our school population.
  • To publish equality objectives every four years, which show how we plan to tackle particular inequalities and reduce or remove them

Our School Population

At the Beacon CE Primary School, we believe that diversity is a strength, which should be respected and celebrated by all those who learn, teach and visit here. Our school is a Church of England Primary School, however we welcome children from all backgrounds, abilities, races and religions.

Our school population evidences the inclusive nature of our school.

Our school is growing and in September 2021 we had 442 pupils on roll.

50% of our pupils are boys (220) and 50% are girls (222).

Our pupil population consists of children from British, Indian, White and Black Chinese, White European, Nigerian, Gypsy/Roma, Latin American, Pakistani, White and Black Caribbean, other Black African, other mixed background and other Asian ethnicities. We have 24 languages spoken as the children's first language in our school.

Although the majority of our pupils are from a Church of England background we also have pupils who are Muslim, Buddhist, Christian, Catholic, Hindu, and others identified as other or no religion.

We have children who are Autistic; have been assessed as dyslexic, have ADHD or have visual or hearing impairments.

Our school has 42% pupils (187) entitled to Pupil Premium.

Our actions to meet our Equality Duty 

Each year, we evaluate what we have achieved against the Equality Act general duty to –

Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation

  • Achieved Bronze in the Christian Aid Global Neighbours Accreditation Award - May 2019
  • Reviewed and updated
    • Behaviour Policy September 2021
    • Anti-Bullying Policy October 2021
  • RE curriculum revised - celebrating religious differences to challenge issues of prejudice and intolerance.
  • Children visited various places of worship in the year including visits to a Hindu Temple, the Anglican Cathedral, Sikh Temple, Buddhist meditation and a Mosque.

Advance equality of opportunity

  • Pupil Premium Strategy 2021-2022 formulated, identifying issues and actions to be taken to tackle disadvantage.
  • Accessibility Plan reviewed to improve access to the building, curriculum and information for disabled pupils and adults.
  • Reviewed and updated
      • Staff Pay Policy 2019

Foster good relations

  • Parent’s questionnaire highlighted the school as a socially, racially and religiously inclusive school. 100% of parents responded that their child felt safe and were well looked after. Parents noted that the school has strong links with the Church and also demonstrates a wider understanding of different faiths and cultures.
  • SEND Parent meetings are held throughout the school year and all parents have access to workshops held which offer SEND support. 

We have agreed on the following Equality Objectives for 2021-2022

  • To embed equality, diversity and inclusion into the curriculum and teaching & learning practices, so that all pupils can overcome barriers and achieve the highest standards of education.

  • Ensure the use of interventions to improve provisions for pupils who have SEND.
  • To further engage parents of children with SEND in their children's education.

Actions and timescales to achieve these objectives are detailed in our SEN School Improvement Plan and are regularly monitored and reviewed.




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