Woodthorpe Church of England Primary School

Learning & Growing Together To Be The Best We Can Be


At Woodthorpe, we work to ensure that our children and school community understand that there are NO OUTSIDERS at our school; 

Everyone is different

We celebrate our differences

We are all equal in our differences

We do more than 'tolerate' each other because we embrace our differences. 

Britain is a diverse and multicultural country that is rich in tradition and culture. Regardless of the type of school pupils attend, it is imperative that they gain a real understanding and appreciation of others, their cultures, traditions, and ways of life.

We believe that different cultures, talents, and life experiences bring richness and vibrancy to school life and help create an environment that supports us all in learning from each other.

We aim to be a community where everyone is treated fairly and with respect. We want everyone to flourish and reach their potential, and we recognise that for some pupils’ extra support is needed to help them to achieve and be successful.

We take seriously our duties to eliminate discrimination, promote equality of opportunity and foster good relations between people of all backgrounds. This duty is set out in the Equality Act of 2010, which covers sex, race, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment and pregnancy or maternity.


The Equality Act became law in 2010. It covers everyone in Britain and protects people from discrimination, harassment, and victimisation. Everyone in Britain is protected. This is because the Equality Act protects people against discrimination because of the protected characteristics that we all have.


Under the Equality Act, there are nine Protected Characteristics:

At Woodthorpe, we actively promote these in our curriculum and work to embed them into our ethos.


Under the Equality Act you are protected from discrimination when:

  • you are in the workplace
  • you use public services like healthcare (for example, visiting your doctor or local hospital) or education (for example, at your school or college)
  • you use businesses and other organisations that provide services and goods (like shops, restaurants, and cinemas)
  • you use transport
  • you join a club or association (for example, your local cricket club)
  • you have contact with public bodies like your local council or government departments. 


Woodthorpe has a clear Equality policy with objectives, and we have an Accessibility Plan to support equal access for children, staff, parents and carers.


Equality Act 2010 guidance click here